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13 February 2015

Appendix O

The Writings in Volumes One and Two in Alphabetical Order

Acknowledging Various Offerings II, p. 756

Actions of the Votary of the Lotus Sutra, The I, p. 763

Annual Lecture on the Doctrines of the Great Teacher T’ien-t’ai, The II, p. 335

Arrival at Ikegami II, p. 994

Aspiration for the Buddha Land I, p. 213

Attainment of Buddhahood in Principle and in Its Actual Aspect, The II, p. 890

Banishment to Sado I, p. 202

Battle of Kōan, The II, p. 967

Beginning of Spring, The II, p. 982

Birth of Tsukimaro, The I, p. 188

Blessings of the Lotus Sutra, The I, p. 667

Bodhisattva Learned Youth II, p. 678

Bodies and Minds of Ordinary Beings, The I, p. 1128

Bow and Arrow, The I, p. 656

Brahman Treasure Sea, The II, p. 676

Brothers One in Mind II, p. 914

Buddha Resides in a Pure Heart, The II, p. 885

Choosing the Heart of the Lotus Sutra II, p. 481

Climbing Up Dragon Gate II, p. 673

Cloth for a Robe and an Unlined Robe II, p. 602

Comparison of the Lotus and Other Sutras, A I, p. 1037

Concerning the Statue of Shakyamuni Buddha Fashioned by Nichigen-nyoII, p. 811

Concerning the Statue of Shakyamuni Buddha Made by Toki II, p. 354

Condolences on a Deceased Husband II, p. 765

Conversation between a Sage and an Unenlightened Man

 Part One I, p. 99

 Part Two I, p. 116

Copy of “On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land,” A II, p. 1083

Cover Letter for the Work Entitled “Establishing the Correct Method of Contemplation” II, p. 535

Daimoku as the Seed of Buddhahood II, p. 804

Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra, The I, p. 141

Damage by Locusts II, p. 467

Day before Yesterday, The II, p. 391

Diagram of the Five Periods of the Buddha’s Lifetime Teachings II, p. 238

Diagram of the Five Periods of the Buddha’s Lifetime Teachings II, p. 736

Dialogue on the Lotus and Pure Land Teachings II, p. 411

Dialogues for Quick Victory II, p. 396

Differences between Hinayana and Mahayana, The II, p. 468

Difficulty of Sustaining Faith, The I, p. 471

Discrepancies between the Provisional and the True Teachings II, p. 578

Disease Passed on to One’s Children, A II, p. 497

Distinguishing the Lotus Sutra from the True Word Sutras II, p. 503

Doctrine of Attaining Buddhahood in One’s Present Form, The I, p. 1052

Doctrine of Three Thousand Realms in a Single Moment of Life, The II, p. 82

Domain of Shakyamuni, The II, p. 1071

Dōryū of Kenchō-ji Temple II, p. 762

Dragon Gate, The I, p. 1002

Drum at the Gate of Thunder, The I, p. 948

Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment I, p. 317

Easy Delivery of a Fortune Child I, p. 186

Eighth Day, The II, p. 980

Eight Winds, The I, p. 794

Embankments of Faith, The I, p. 625

Encouragement to a Sick Person I, p. 76

Entity of the Mystic Law, The I, p. 417

Errors of the Eight Schools II, p. 417

Errors of the True Word and Other Schools II, p. 434

Essence of the “Life Span” Chapter, The I, p. 182

Essence of the “Medicine King” Chapter, The I, p. 91

Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood, The I, p. 746

Establishing the Correct Method of Contemplation II, p. 509

Eternity, Happiness, True Self, and Purity II, p. 1076

Examining the True Word School II, p. 441

Explaining the Causation of the Ten Worlds II, p. 193

False Official Documents II, p. 877

Farther the Source, the Longer the Stream, The I, p. 940

Father Takes Faith, A I, p. 845

Filial Sons II, p. 815

Finding a Copy of “The Commentary on the Ten Stages Sutra” II, p. 1010

Flowering and Bearing Grain I, p. 909

Four Debts of Gratitude, The I, p. 41

Fourteen Slanders, The I, p. 755

Four Virtues and the Four Debts of Gratitude, The II, p. 636

General Stone Tiger I, p. 952

Gift of Clear Sake, The I, p. 1091

Gift of Rice, The I, p. 1125

Gods Same Birth and Same Name, The I, p. 315

Good Fortune in This Life I, p. 654

Good Medicine for All Ills, The I, p. 937

Great Battle, The II, p. 465

Great Bodhisattva Hachiman I, p. 1080

Great Evil and Great Good I, p. 1119

Great Reward II, p. 1028

Happiness in This World I, p. 681

Harsh Winter Deep in the Mountains, A II, p. 806

Hell Is the Land of Tranquil Light I, p. 456

Hell of Incessant Suffering in One’s Present Existence, The II, p. 1056

Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life, The I, p. 216

Hero of the World, The I, p. 835

How the Gods Protect the Place of Practice II, p. 668

How Those Initially Aspiring to the Way Can Attain Buddhahood through the Lotus Sutra I, p. 872

Hulled Wheat II, p. 1086

Hundredth-Day Observance, The II, p. 919

Ikegami Transfer Document, The II, p. 996

Importance of the Moment of Death, The II, p. 759

In the Continent of Jambudvīpa II, p. 1061

Izu Exile, The I, p. 35

Jetavana Monastery II, p. 595

Jissō-ji Temple II, p. 726

Joy of Fulfilling the Sutra Teachings, The II, p. 463

Kalpa of Decrease, The I, p. 1120

Kamatari Suggests the Fashioning of a Buddha Image II, p. 597

King Rinda I, p. 983

Large Carriage Drawn by a White Ox, The II, p. 723

Lessening One’s Karmic Retribution I, p. 199

Letter from Echi I, p. 194

Letter from Sado I, p. 301

Letter from Teradomari I, p. 206

Letter of Condolence II, p. 887

Letter of Instruction on Debating the Doctrine II, p. 591

Letter of Petition from Yorimoto, The I, p. 803

Letter Sent with the Prayer Sutra II, p. 459

Letter to Akimoto I, p. 1014

Letter to Ben II, p. 440

Letter to Ben II, p. 661

Letter to Chōraku-ji II, p. 332

Letter to Dōryū of Kenchō-ji II, p. 322

Letter to Endō Saemon-no-jō I, p. 454

Letter to Five Followers in Prison II, p. 394

Letter to Gijō-bō I, p. 389

Letter to Hei no Saemon-no-jō Yoritsuna II, p. 318

Letter to Hōjō Tokimune II, p. 314

Letter to Hōjō Yagenta II, p. 320

Letter to Hōren I, p. 505

Letter to Jakunichi-bō I, p. 993

Letter to Jōkōmyō-ji II, p. 329

Letter to Jōren-bō II, p. 567

Letter to Jufuku-ji II, p. 328

Letter to Kōnichi-bō I, p. 659

Letter to Misawa I, p. 894

Letter to Musashi II, p. 1084

Letter to My Disciples and Lay Supporters II, p. 333

Letter to Niida II, p. 1067

Letter to Niike I, p. 1026

Letter to Priest Nichirō in Prison I, p. 204

Letter to Renjō II, p. 3

Letter to Ryōkan of Gokuraku-ji II, p. 324

Letter to Shimoyama II, p. 684

Letter to Shōmitsu-bō I, p. 863

Letter to Tahō-ji II, p. 331

Letter to the Brothers I, p. 493

Letter to the Lay Nun, Wife of Toki II, p. 869

Letter to the Lay Nun of Kō I, p. 595

Letter to the Lay Nun Zenichi II, p. 1058

Letter to the Lay Priest Dōmyō I, p. 750

Letter to the Lay Priest Ichinosawa I, p. 526

Letter to the Lay Priest Nakaoki I, p. 1005

Letter to the Lay Priest Yadoya II, p. 312

Letter to the Mother of Oto II, p. 1030

Letter to the Priests of Seichō-ji I, p. 650

Letter to the Sage Nichimyō I, p. 321

Letter to the Superintendent of Daibutsu-den II, p. 326

Letter to Toki II, p. 1082

Letter to Two Persons II, p. 833

Letter to Yadoya Saemon Mitsunori II, p. 317

Leveling the Land II, p. 971

Listing the Successors of the Buddha’s Teaching II, p. 941

Making Clear the Meaning of Establishing the Correct Teaching II, p. 505

Many in Body, One in Mind I, p. 618

Meaning of Faith, The I, p. 1036

Meaning of the Sacred Teachings of the Buddha’s Lifetime, The II, p. 44

Minobu Transfer Document, The II, p. 993

Mongol Envoys, The I, p. 628

Mother’s Gift of a Robe, A II, p. 532

Nembutsu and the Hell of Incessant Suffering II, p. 24

New Year’s Gosho I, p. 1137

New Year’s Greeting II, p. 530

Nine Thoughts to One Word II, p. 730

No Safety in the Threefold World I, p. 891

Not a One Will Fail to Attain Buddhahood II, p. 1081

Object of Devotion for Observing the Mind Established in the Fifth Five-Hundred-Year Period after the Thus Come One’s Passing, The I, p. 354

Offering of an Unlined Robe, The I, p. 533

Offering of Copper Vessels, The II, p. 719

Offering of Rice, An II, p. 1088

Offering of Soybeans, An II, p. 356

Offerings for the Object of Devotion II, p. 671

Offerings in the Snow II, p. 809

On Adhering to the Correct Teachings II, p. 1087

On a Disciple’s Attitude in Court II, p. 1008

On Aniruddha II, p. 881

On Attaining Buddhahood in One’s Present Form II, p. 584

On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime I, p. 3

On Clothing and Food II, p. 1066

On Consecrating an Image of Shakyamuni Buddha Made by Shijō Kingo I,p. 683

On Curing Karmic Disease I, p. 631

On Dealing with Disaster II, p. 179

One Drop of the Great Ocean II, p. 946

One Essential Phrase, The I, p. 922

One-eyed Turtle and the Floating Log, The I, p. 957

One Horseload of Salt II, p. 783

One Horseload of Taros II, p. 1059

On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land I, p. 6

On Establishing the Four Bodhisattvas as the Object of Devotion I, p. 976

On Filial and Unfilial Conduct I, p. 1033

On Forgetting the Copy of the Sutra II, p. 657

On Losing Faith and Falling into Evil II, p. 1079

On Meeting with the Late Lay Priest of Saimyō-ji II, p. 1087

On Namu II, p. 1073

On Offering Prayers to the Mandala of the Mystic Law I, p. 414

On Offerings for Deceased Ancestors I, p. 817

On Omens I, p. 644

On Persecutions Befalling the Sage I, p. 996

On Polished Wheat II, p. 575

On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings I, p. 391

On Prayer I, p. 336

On Prolonging One’s Life Span I, p. 954

On Rebuking Slander of the Law and Eradicating Sins I, p. 435

On Reciting the Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra II, p. 211

On Recommending This Teaching to Your Lord and Avoiding the Offense of Complicity in Slander I, p. 460

On Repaying Debts of Gratitude I, p. 690

On Reprimanding Hachiman II, p. 920

On Shan-wu-wei II, p. 628

On Sun of Wisdom and the Sun Goddess II, p. 1070

On the Attainment of Buddhahood by Women II, p. 306

On the Benefits of the Daimoku II, p. 1074

On the Buddha’s Prophecy I, p. 398

On the Difficulty of Believing in the Lotus Sutra II, p. 947

On the Eight Cold Hells II, p. 721

On the Eighteen Perfections II, p. 900

On the First Harvest of the Year II, p. 1089

On the Five Guides for Propagation II, p. 540

On the Five Seasonal Festivals II, p. 374

On the Four Stages of Faith and the Five Stages of Practice I, p. 783

On the Great Teacher Jikaku II, p. 874

On the Importance of the “Expedient Means” and “Life Span” Chapters II,p. 746

On the Large Carriages Drawn by White Oxen II, p. 976

On the Long Rains II, p. 1085

On the Meritorious Act of Filial Devotion II, p. 816

On the Nation’s Slander of the Law II, p. 1025

On the Offering of a Mud Pie II, p. 499

On the One Great Matter II, p. 1088

On the Principle of Three Thousand Realms in a Single Moment of Life II,p. 71

On the Proper Way to Preach the Doctrine II, p. 338

On the Protection of the Nation II, p. 92

On the Receiving of the Three Great Secret Laws II, p. 984

On the Relative Superiority of the Lotus Sutra and the True Word TeachingsII, p. 274

On the Relative Superiority of the Tendai and True Word Schools II, p. 523

On the Relative Superiority of the True Word and Tendai Schools II, p. 364

On the Sad News of Gorō’s Death II, p. 889

On the Ten Chapters of “Great Concentration and Insight” II, p. 377

On the Ten Factors II, p. 78

On the Ten Worlds II, p. 158

On the Three Calamities II, p. 802

On the Three Virtues of Food II, p. 1060

On the Treasure Tower I, p. 299

On the True Word Teaching Ranking Seventh II, p. 357

On Three Seating Mats II, p. 991

On Treasure II, p. 818

On Upholding Faith in the Gohonzon I, p. 624

Opening of the Eyes, The

 Part One I, p. 220

 Part Two I, p. 251

Opening the Eyes of Wooden and Painted Images I, p. 85

Oral Exposition concerning the Transmission of the Essence of the Lotus Sutra to Bodhisattva Superior Practices II, p. 640

Oral Tradition regarding the Enlightenment of Plants, The II, p. 429

Origin of the Service for Deceased Ancestors, The I, p. 190

Outline of the “Entrustment” and Other Chapters, An I, p. 911.

Persecution at Tatsunokuchi, The I, p. 196

Persecution by Sword and Staff I, p. 962

Person and the Law, The I, p. 1097

Persons of the Two Vehicles and Bodhisattvas Cannot Attain Buddhahood in the Pre-Lotus Sutra Teachings II, p. 174

Place of the Cluster of Blessings, The I, p. 1069

Portable Shrine Incidents, The II, p. 304

Postscript to “On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land,” The I, p. 31

Prayer for the Lay Nun’s Recovery II, p. 666

Praying for the Prolonging of the Lay Nun’s Life II, p. 1082

Priestly Robes II, p. 944

Problem to Be Pondered Night and Day, The I, p. 620

Proof of the Lotus Sutra, The I, p. 1108

Propagating the Law at the Appropriate Time II, p. 872

Propagation by the Wise I, p. 752

Properties of Rice, The I, p. 1117

Protecting the Atsuhara Believers II, p. 882

Pure and Far-Reaching Voice, The I, p. 328

Questions and Answers about Embracing the Lotus Sutra I, p. 55

Questions and Answers on the Object of Devotion II, p. 787

Questions and Answers on the Various Schools II, p. 10

Rationale for Writing “On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land,” The I, p. 161

Real Aspect of the Gohonzon, The I, p. 831

Receipt of New Fiefs, The I, p. 945

Recitation of the “Expedient Means” and “Life Span” Chapters, The I, p. 68

Reconstruction of Hachiman Shrine, The II, p. 949

Recovering from Illness II, p. 1034

Refutation of the Three Great Teachers, The II, p. 954

Refuting Ryōkan and the Others II, p. 1046

Regarding an Unlined Robe II, p. 599

Regarding Great Bodhisattva Hachiman II, p. 916

Regarding the Attainment of Buddhahood by Persons of the Two VehiclesII, p. 1012

Regarding the Birth of Kyō’ō II, p. 457

Regarding the Little Mongol State II, p. 953

Relative Merit of Reciting the Daimoku and Amida’s Name, The II, p. 997

Repairing the Hermitage II, p. 725

Reply to a Believer I, p. 905

Reply to Abutsu-bō II, p. 683

Reply to a Communication from Gōnin II, p. 608

Reply to Gyōbin II, p. 384

Reply to Hakiri Saburō I, p. 405

Reply to Hōki and the Others II, p. 820

Reply to Hoshina Gorō Tarō I, p. 155

Reply to Hyōe no Sakan II, p. 754

Reply to Hyōe no Sakan II, p. 1088

Reply to Jibu-bō I, p. 1094

Reply to Kakushō-bō II, p. 1085

Reply to Kurō Tarō II, p. 664

Reply to Kyō’ō I, p. 412

Reply to Matsuno I, p. 843

Reply to Matsuno II, p. 752

Reply to Nanjō II, p. 655

Reply to Niiama I, p. 466

Reply to Nishiyama II, p. 978

Reply to Nishiyama II, p. 1089

Reply to Ōama II, p. 1069

Reply to Ōnichi-nyo I, p. 1089

Reply to Rokurō Jirō II, p. 680

Reply to Sadashige II, p. 1086

Reply to Sairen-bō I, p. 309

Reply to Tayū no Sakan II, p. 975

Reply to the Followers I, p. 901

Reply to the Honorable Kōnichi II, p. 962

Reply to the Lady of Sajiki II, p. 734

Reply to the Lay Nun II, p. 352

Reply to the Lay Nun, Mother of Ueno II, p. 973

Reply to the Lay Nun Kōnichi II, p. 1068

Reply to the Lay Nun Matsuno II, p. 1089

Reply to the Lay Nun Myōhō I, p. 1105

Reply to the Lay Nun Myōshin II, p. 879

Reply to the Lay Nun Nichigon I, p. 1079

Reply to the Lay Nun of Kubo II, p. 755

Reply to the Lay Nun of Kubo II, p. 871

Reply to the Lay Priest Misawa II, p. 534

Reply to the Lay Priest of Kō I, p. 491

Reply to the Lay Priest Soya I, p. 486

Reply to the Lay Priest Takahashi I, p. 605

Reply to the Mother of Ueno I, p. 1072

Reply to the Sage Iwamoto Nitchū II, p. 1083

Reply to the Sages II, p. 831

Reply to the Temple Superintendent II, p. 1032

Reply to the Wife of Gyōbu Saemon-no-jō II, p. 894

Reply to the Wife of Hyōe no Sakan II, p. 1084

Reply to the Wife of Matsuno I, p. 981

Reply to the Wife of Nanjō II, p. 753

Reply to the Wife of Ōta II, p. 785

Reply to the Wife of Takahashi II, p. 593

Reply to Tokimitsu I, p. 925

Reply to Ueno II, p. 495

Reply to Ueno II, p. 590

Reply to Yasaburō I, p. 827

Response to the Petition from Gyōbin II, p. 385

Rooster Diagram of the Five Periods of the Buddha’s Lifetime TeachingsII, p. 1035

Roots of Good Fortune I, p. 1103

Royal Palace, The I, p. 488

Rulers of the Land of the Gods II, p. 612

Ryūsen-ji Petition, The II, p. 822

Sage Perceives the Three Existences of Life, A I, p. 641

Selection of the Time, The I, p. 538

Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering, A I, p. 33

Snow and Lacquer II, p. 675

Sons Pure Storehouse and Pure Eye, The I, p. 1049

Source of Aniruddha’s Good Fortune, The II, p. 565

Sovereign, Teacher, and Parent II, p. 35

Span of One Kalpa, The II, p. 651

Story of Ōhashi no Tarō, The I, p. 675

Strategy of the Lotus Sutra, The I, p. 1000

Supremacy of the Law, The I, p. 612

Sutra of True Requital, The I, p. 928

Swords of Good and Evil, The I, p. 451

Teaching, Capacity, Time, and Country, The I, p. 48

Teaching for the Latter Day, The I, p. 902

Teaching, Practice, and Proof, The I, p. 473

Teachings Depend on the Time and the Country II, p. 966

Teaching That Accords with the Buddha’s Mind, The I, p. 967

“Their Views Were Widely Accepted as Authoritative” II, p. 1080

Third Day of the New Year, The I, p. 1013

Third Doctrine, The I, p. 854

“This Is What I Heard” I, p. 859

“This Person Advances through the World” I, p. 1011

Three Kinds of Treasure, The I, p. 848

Three Obstacles and Four Devils, The I, p. 636

Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain I, p. 598

Thus Come One Shakyamuni, The II, p. 1078

Treasure of a Child, The II, p. 884

Treasure of a Filial Child, The I, p. 1041

Treatment of Illness, The I, p. 1111

Tree of Mutual Love, The II, p. 867

Tripitaka Master Shan-wu-wei, The I, p. 166

True Aspect of All Phenomena, The I, p. 383

Two Kinds of Faith, The I, p. 899

Two Kinds of Illness, The I, p. 919

Two Meanings Implied in the Nembutsu Leading to the Hell of Incessant Suffering, The II, p. 301

Unanimous Declaration by the Buddhas of the Three Existences regarding the Classification of the Teachings and Which Are to Be Abandoned and Which Upheld, The II, p. 835

Understanding the Meaning of “The Object of Devotion for Observing the Mind” II, p. 604

Unity of Husband and Wife, The I, p. 463

Universal Salty Taste, The I, p. 39

Unmatched Blessings of the Law, The I, p. 973

Unseen Virtue and Visible Reward I, p. 907

Visit as Rare as the Udumbara Flower, A II, p. 1075

Votary of the Lotus Sutra Will Meet Persecution, The I, p. 447

Warning against Begrudging One’s Fief, A I, p. 823

Way to Minobu, The II, p. 480

Wealthy Man Sudatta, The I, p. 1086

What It Means to Hear the Buddha Vehicle for the First Time II, p. 741

What It Means to Slander the Law II, p. 246

When the Roots Are Exposed, the Branches Wither II, p. 1065

White Horses and White Swans I, p. 1061

Why No Protection from the Heavenly Gods? II, p. 432

Why Present-Day Nembutsu Practitioners Are Destined for the Hell of Incessant Suffering II, p. 288

Winter Always Turns to Spring I, p. 535

Woman Who Gave a Piece of Gold, The II, p. 681

Wonderful Means of Surmounting Obstacles, The I, p. 842

Workings of Brahmā and Shakra, The I, p. 798

Wu-lung and I-lung I, p. 1099



Wu-lung and I-lung

IHAVE received one horseload of polished rice (four to) and a sack of taros, and respectfully chanted Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.

Myoho-renge-kyo is likened to the lotus. The great māndāra flower in heaven and the cherry blossom in the human world are both celebrated flowers, but the Buddha chose neither to compare to the Lotus Sutra. Of all the flowers, he selected the lotus blossom to symbolize the Lotus Sutra. There is a reason for this. Some plants first flower and then produce fruit, while in others fruit comes forth before flowers. Some bear only one flower but much fruit, others send forth many flowers but only one fruit, and still others produce fruit without flowering. Thus there are all manner of plants, but the lotus is the only one that bears flowers and fruit simultaneously. The benefit of all the other sutras is uncertain, because they teach that one must first make good causes and only then can one become a Buddha at some later time. With regard to the Lotus Sutra, when one’s hand takes it up, that hand immediately attains Buddhahood, and when one’s mouth chants it, that mouth is itself a Buddha, as, for example, the moon is reflected in the water the moment it appears from behind the eastern mountains, or as a sound and its echo arise simultaneously. It is for this reason that the sutra states, “If there are those who hear the Law, then not a one will fail to attain Buddhahood.”1 This passage means that, if there are a hundred or a thousand people who uphold this sutra, without a single exception all one hundred or one thousand of them will become Buddhas. (***)

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