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 Tripitaka Master Shan Wu Wei"
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
(Gosho, p. 445)
強言矣。當世學匠等之法門 ; 雖人人以爲軟語、實語 ; 皆強言、妄