Kishimojin 
Ichinen Sanzen 
Shoten Zenjin 
Go kan nen mon 
  (silent prayers) 
Itai Doshin 
Gongyo 
Jogyo 
Shakubuku 
Buddha (Butsu) 
Tamashii 
Kosen Rufu 

Back to Home

 

 

 
The Imagery of nichiren's Lotus Sutra: Other Chinese Characters of Interest to Buddhists 
Rissho Ankoku Ron in Chinese 
 
Ri
The "Ri" of Rissho is a person standing firmly on the ground established.
Sho
"Sho" is the image of a path that goes directly to the top of a hill (and then the person at the top can see in all directions). Its meanings are to arrive, to reach a goal without going astray, and by extension to be correct.
An
"An" is peace, good order.
Koku1
The symbol for "koku" at left is the treasure of identity and responsibility enclosed with boundaries in other words, the country.

Koku2
Another common character for country (koku) is the image at left of boundaries that are protected by horsemen with lances.  

Neither of these characters is the character that Nichiren used. He used a character that meant "the people of the country."

Ron
"Ron" is a discussion or a discourse. It is composed of three smaller characters: On the left is a mouth with the voice extending from it. On the right are two other characters on top is the bringing together of diverse elements, and under it are the multitudes. When combined, the smaller characters on the right mean to gather documents to compare, to meditate, and develop them.

 

Updated 6/7/06 
Copyright 2006 The Imagery of Nichiren's Lotus Sutra website