The movie Avatar is an excellent way to explain the profound teachings of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. The reason that Avatar is an excellent way to explain Nichiren Daishonin's teachings is because this film used the most advanced film technology in the history of mankind to tell the writer's story. Because this film evokes our greatest and keenest senses we are able to use this film as a model to explain the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. Avatar is the ultimate science fiction movie and from the prospective of science, religions in the world cannot measure up to scrutiny and evaluation of cognitive reason, other than the profound teachings of Nichiren Daishonin. The ultimate Buddhist teaching of Nichiren Daishonin begins with the phase Namu Myoho Renge kyo. Nam means (devotion) Myo means (mystic) Ho means (law) Renge (Lotus or simultaneous of cause and effect) Kyo means (Sutra or teachings). The very essence of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism deals with the absolute law of "CAUSE and EFFECT." The Buddhist teachings of Nichiren Daishonin explains life and all phenomena in a teaching called Ichinen Sanzen which literally means 3000 worlds in a single moment of life. All phenomena can be explained by Ichinen sanzen. Click on picture above to learn more about the movie Avartar and more about the director's vision of this movie. James Cameron used this movie to make a statement about life, religion and universal teachings and understanding about life and our human existence. Because this movie deals with life we call this a Buddhist movie.
Nichiren Daishonin the "True Buddha," in the Gosho; "Entity of the mystic law (Buddhist Bible) Nichiren Daishonin writes; "All beings and their environments in any of the Ten Worlds are themselves entities of Myoho-renge-kyo." Please note Nichiren Daishonin writes; "All beings and their environments;" Notice he writes beings (plural) and environments (plural) in any of the "Ten Worlds" are the entities (plural) of Myoho-renge-kyo. Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism explains all phenomena as Myoho-renge-kyo. Not only are the phenomena Myoho-renge-kyo, the phenomena manifest 3000 aspects of phenomena or conditions of life. It does not matter if the planet is our planet earth or the planet Pandora which the plot takes place in the year 2154 or planet Earth 2010 the universal law of Ichinen Sanzen is the same.
Neytiri a female Avatar warrior princess races on a Thanador a large Panther like creature in the world of Pandora.
Mecenary solidier Colonel Quaritch in an Amp suit or a Human Amplifier suit that is causing death and destruction. Click on picture for more.
Click on this picture whereas Jake Sully who is in the body of an Avatar learns the ways of the Navi people. This happen all over the word where later people were conquered. In America on Thanksgiven the Indians taught the foreigner to survive only to be later destroyed by them.
In the Gosho "Entity of the mystic law" Nichiren Daishonin writes; "This reality [the true aspect of all phenomena] consists of the appearance, nature . . . and their consistency from beginning to end."1The Great Teacher Miao-lo comments on this as follows: "The true aspect invariably manifests in all phenomena, and all phenomena invariably manifest in the ten factors. The ten factors invariably manifest in the Ten Worlds, and the Ten Worlds invariably manifest in life and its environment."2 T'ien-t'ai commented, "All phenomena consisting of the ten factors, Ten Worlds, and three thousand realms are entities of the Lotus Sutra."
The Buddhist religious teachings of Nichiren Daishonin are very simple and basic. Further the teachings transcend space, time, nationality, culture, race and worlds. In the Gosho on attaining Buddhahood Nichiren Daishonin writes:; " if the minds of living beings are impure, their land is also impure, but if their minds are pure, so is their land. There are not two lands, pure or impure in themselves. The difference lies solely in the good or evil of our minds." What we see in the movie Avatar on the planet Pandora is what we see in all cultures and civilizations: impure minds." The Gosho on attaining Buddhahood starts by saying: " IF you wish to free yourself from the sufferings of birth and death you have endured since time without beginning and to attain without fail unsurpassed enlightenment in this lifetime, you must perceive the mystic truth that is originally inherent in all living beings. This truth is Myoho-renge-kyo. Chanting Myoho-renge-kyo will therefore enable you to grasp the mystic truth innate in all life . Buddhism teaches that the heaven and hell lies solely in the good and evil of our minds. Buddhism teaches that it is not a God, Jesus or an Alah but we humans have the capability within ourselves to be enlighten beings.