GOSHO

are the writings of the Daishonin, our founder. In Nichiren Shoshu, the Gosho writings are upheld as exemplary instructions - a mirror of faith - by which to devote ourselves to faith, practice, and study. We can gain a correct understanding of these writings only by following the directions of our High Priest, who has received the transmission of the essential principles of true Buddhism.

ATTENDING

OKO CEREMONY

on the second Sunday of every month. In the Oko Ceremony, after the Kenzen offering, the recitation of the sutra, and the chanting of Daimoku, the priest presents a sermon, based on the Gosho. The Oko lecture is profoundly significant. Therefore, it is essential for us to attend this sermon together with our families each month without fail and offer our sincerest gratitude to the Three Treasures.

Nichiren Daishonin

Monthly Gosho Quote

 

September Gosho

"The Tripitaka Master Shan Wu Wei"

(Zemmui sanzo-sho)

Even if words are strict, if they can help the people, then they can be true
and compassionate. On the contrary, even if words sound compassionate,
if they ruin people’s lives, then they can be false and destructive. Although
people think that doctrines elucidated by present scholars are true and
compassionate, they actually are destructive and false. This is because
they go against the Lotus Sutra, which expounds the Buddha’s true
intention.

(Gosho, p. 445)

善無畏三蔵抄

仮令(たとい)強言(ごうげん)なれども、人をたすくれば実語・軟語(な
んご)なるべし。設ひ軟語なれども、人を損ずるは妄語(もうご)・強言な
り。当世学匠(がくしょう)等の法門は、軟語・実語と人々は思(おぼ)食
(め)したれども皆強言・妄語なり。仏の本意たる法華経に背(そむ)く故
なるべし。

(御書445頁)

善無畏三蔵抄

假令是強言,能助人者是實語、軟語也。 縦使,軟語,損人者乃妄語、
強言矣。當世學匠等之法門 ; 雖人人以爲軟語、實語 ; 皆強言、妄
語也。違背佛本意之法華經故也。

(御書445頁)