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Opening of the Sermons


When the Zen Master Bankei Butchi Kosai, founder of the Ryomonji at Aboshi in Banshu, was at the Great Training Period [held] at the Ryomonji in the winter of the third year of Genroku, there were 1,683 monks listed in the temple register. Those who attended included not only Soto and Rinzai followers but members of the Ritsu, Shingon, Tendai, Pure Land, True Pure Land and Nichiren Schools, with laymen and monks mingled together, thronging round the lecture seat. One sensed the Master was truly the Teacher of Men and Devas for the present age. read more

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