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Nichiren was a Buddhist monk who lived during the Kamakura period in Japan. Nichiren taught devotion to the Lotus Sutra — which contained Gautama Buddha's teachings towards the end of his life — as the exclusive means to attain enlightenment. Wikipedia

From "Nichiren Seijin Goichidai Ki Gafu" (Picture Album of the Life of Holy Priest Nichiren). Yaku-o-maru wanted to gain the divine wisdom to be able to study the complicated Buddhist doctrines. When he was praying to Kyokuzo Bodhisattva, she appeared in front of him and gave him a crystal of the wisdom. After this incident, he could complete the study of the various Buddhist doctrines. --Tenrei Horiuchi (1903-1982)

Life of Holy Priest Nichiren - 6. "Declaration of New Sect" by Tenrei Horiuchi. Rencho (later Nichiren) declared the new Buddhist sect while he was watching the rising sun from a forest on Mt. Kiyosumi. It was April 28th, 1253. He worried and lamented the orderless society and determined to spread the true spirit of the Buddhist bible, Hokkekyo (the Lotus Sutra).