(Anryugyo corresponds to number
6 on the Gohonzon
||An of Anryugyo is composed
of two elemental characters. On top is a roof. Under the roof is the radical
for a woman. It means peaceful. (During times of conflict, women and children
were sent out of harm's way.)
||Ryu of Anryugyo is composed
of two more elemental characters. On the bottom is a horizontal line indicating
the earth. Above the bottom line is a person standing. It means to stand
or to stand up for something. In this case, peace.
||Gyo is composed of two primitive
characters. On the left is the left foot. On the right is the right foot.
It means repetition (like one foot after the other in walking) or practice.
is the same gyo of Gongyo (assiduous practice).
Peace Standing (Happiness) Action (Skt. Supratichthitacharita).
"Anryu" stands for (leads in the direction of) peace and happiness.
to the element “Earth” and has all the powers of earth (steadfast, stubborn,
nourishing, peace abiding).
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