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 Quotes
"The Bodies and Minds of Ordinary Beings"
One who offered a mud pie to the Buddha became the sovereign of
Jambudvipa.... Even if a person is unintelligent in mind and
presents only paltry offerings, if he extends them to an individual
who embraces the truth, he will receive tremendous merits. How
much more so would be the merit of those who make sincere
offerings to the true Law?!
(Gosho, p. 1217)