Nichiren

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Ni·chi·ren

 (nē′chē-rĕn′) Originally Zennichimaro. 1222-1282.
Japanese Buddhist monk and founder of a sect of Buddhism that bears his name. He believed that the true teachings of the Buddha were found only in the Lotus Sutra.
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Nichiren

(ˈniːtʃiːˌrɛn)
n
(Buddhism) 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
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(30) "The Difficulty and Ease in Understanding the Lotus Sutras and Other Sutras," in Writings of Nichiren Shonin, Doctrine 2, ed.