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
"Reply to Kyo-o"
I, Nichiren, am in no way inferior to the lion king, in inscribing this
Gohonzon for your protection. This is what is meant by the words of the
sutra: “the power of...the lion’s ferocity.” You should believe in this
mandala with the utmost sincerity. Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is comparable
to the roar of a lion. What illness could possibly hinder you? It is said that
the Demon Goddess (Skt. Hariti; Jpn. Kishimojin) and her Ten Demon
Goddess Daughters (Skt. Rakshashi; Jpn. Jurasetsunyo) will protect those
who uphold the Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra.
(Gosho, p. 685)