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

 

August Gosho

"The Opening of the Eyes"

(Kaimoku-sho)

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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大願を立てん。(中略)種々の大難出来すとも、智者に我が義や
ぶられずば用ひじとなり。其の外の大難、風の前の塵(ちり)な
るべし。我日本の柱とならむ、我日本の眼目とならむ、我日本の
大船とならむ等とちかいし願やぶるべからず。
(御書572頁) 

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現立大願。(中略)種種大難降臨,若不為智者破我之義則不
用也。其外之大難,應視如風前之塵。我將為日本之柱,我將
為日本之眼目,我將為日本之大船等,此願絕不破矣。

(御書572頁)