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[nich-er-uh n; Japanese nee-chee-ren] /ˈnɪtʃ ər ən; Japanese ˈni tʃi rɛn/

(Zennichi; Zenshobo Rencho) 1222–82, Japanese Buddhist monk: founder of Nichiren Buddhism.
a Buddhist sect of Japan based on the teachings of the Buddhist priest Nichiren (1222–82), who claimed that the Lotus Sutra contained the only way to enlightenment


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