Buddhism is a religion that, historically, is said to have been founded by Shakyamuni Buddha in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains sometime around 600 B.C. Some historians believed that Shakyamuni lived as far back as 1,000 B.C. More
In 1222, Nichiren Daishonin was born in Japan. At age twelve, Nichiren Daishonin entered a Buddhist temple and, at sixteen, was ordained a priest. Nichiren Daishonin assiduously studied the teachings of Shakyamuni, T’ien T’ai and Dengyo.
Nichiren Daishonin realized that the Lotus sutra was the teaching that would relieve the people of their suffering in the Latter Day of the Law, an immensely long peoiod of time that was predicted to begin approximately 2,000 years after Shakyamuni’s death.