[nich-er-uh n; Japanese nee-chee-ren]
- ZennichiZenshobo Rencho, 1222–82, Japanese Buddhist monk: founder of Nichiren Buddhism.
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Nichiren was the founder of the Buddhist sect which bears his name.Myths & Legends of Japan
F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
Indeed, they are both honored and worshipped in the Nichiren pantheon.
Nichiren was a fiery patriot, and ultra-democratic in his sympathies.
Nichiren, the founder, is one of the most picturesque figures of Japanese history.
Legend associates the first use of it with the great priest Nichiren, who lived from 1222 to 1282.Chats on Japanese Prints
Arthur Davison Ficke
- a Buddhist sect of Japan based on the teachings of the Buddhist priest Nichiren (1222–82), who claimed that the Lotus Sutra contained the only way to enlightenment