Nichiken

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Nichiken
日賢
Religion Buddhism
School Nichiren Buddhism
Monastic name
淡路公 (Awaji-kō)
Personal
Born 1243 in Suruga Province[1]
Died 1338
Senior posting
Title 阿闍梨 (Acharya)
Religious career
Teacher Nichiren

Awaji Nichiken (淡路日賢, 1243–1338) was a disciple of Nichiren who studied under Nichigen and founded Honjoji (本成寺) in Sanjō, Niigata in 1309. He was granted mandala 52 of the Nichiren Shonin Gohonzon Catalogue.[2]

He is not to be confused with another Nichiken, born 1393, whose birth name was Daisuke Gakutō (学頭大輔?).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kotobank
  2. ^ 日蓮聖人御本尊集
  3. ^ 日蓮宗教学史