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The Imagery of nichiren's Lotus Sutra: Other Chinese Characters of Interest to Buddhists 
Ichinen Sanzen in Chinese:  
Ichinen Sanzen is composed of four main Chinese characters. 
The first character (Ichi) is a horizontal line. It is the character one. It is both the beginning of the Chinese alphabet and numbering system. Ichi is the source of all beings.
Nen is composed of three elemental characters. On top are three lines forming a triangle. Under the triangle is a person bending to completely enclose an object, and under the bending person is a heart. 
— The triangle is a convergence of the elements of one’s life.
— It combines with the bending person to form a compound meaning the present moment. (All of one's life is enfolded in the present moment.)
— The heart, in this case, is the core of intention. The derived meaning is to make present the heart's intent, reviving or making real a person's intent.
In some sects, “nen” means mindfulness — that is being aware of the Buddha in the present moment.
San is the number three, representing heaven (the cosmos), earth, and humanity (also known as the three realms).
Zen is ten times 100. Connected to this concept is the harvest of crops or a thousand grains. The character for 1000 is also used to indicate an uncountable number.
Putting it all together: 
A single (ichi) core intention in the present moment
makes real, enfolds, and harvests (nen)

three (san) 

thousand (zen) — or uncountable — realms and possibilities.

Ichinen Sanzen is the wish-granting gem. There are as many sides to this gem as there are living beings. Each side reflects its own reality. 

Our life is a wish-granting gem. 

When we peer into our lives we can barely see our own reflection. But when we polish our lives through chanting and making efforts to improve ourselves, we can see ourselves reflected clearly. When our gem is polished in this way we can see beyond our own reflection and see inside the gem that is the ultimate reality of all life. 

A determination (Ichi) at the core of your being makes real (nen) that self-pledge in all the realms (Sanzen) of your life. 

Updated 6/7/06 
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