THOUGHTS
Translated and edited by Udumbara Foundation volunteers
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ON HAVING NO PRECEPTS
In Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism there isn't anything that you cannot eat, wear or
do. Nothing like that is specified. The only specifications in this Buddhism is that
you can't believe what you want - believing in a little bit of this from this
religion, and a little bit of that from that religion. There are no prohibitions
against sex, smoking, drinking. Catholic priests and nuns have to abstain from
sex. They have to be celibate and live chastely. That's not true of the clergy in
Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. A religion should not prohibit sex or the
drinking of alcohol, or instruct you on what you should or should not eat. A
religion should not limit your life. Priests and lay people are not different in what
they desire. We are all human beings. Therefore in Nichiren Daishonin's
Buddhism there is no prohibition against any desire. There are no restrictions.