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.
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.
Monthly Gosho Quote
"The Opening of the Eyes"
I hereby make a great pledge. ...regardless of the various such great
obstacles I may encounter, I will never succumb to them so long as
the wise men do not overturn my teachings. All other great obstacles
are like dust before the wind. I shall be the pillar of Japan. I shall be
the eyes of Japan, and I shall be the great vessel of Japan. This is
what I pledge, and I shall never abandon it.
(Gosho, p. 572)
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