[ nich-er-uh n ]
/ ˈnɪtʃ ər ən /
a doctrine of salvation based on the Lotus Sutra.
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Origin of Nichiren Buddhism
after Nichiren (1222–82), a Japanese Buddhist monk who advocated the doctrine
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