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NICHIREN SHOSHU 日蓮正宗
MYOSHOJI TEMPLE 妙正寺
The first Nichiren Shoshu Temple in Canada
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
Questions and Answers on Embracing the Lotus Sutra June 2023
(Jimyo hokke mondo-sho)
If you seek to become a Buddha, you should lay down the banner of
arrogance, cast away the stave of anger, and devote yourself solely to the
one vehicle of the Lotus Sutra. Fame and honor are nothing more than
decorations in this life. Arrogance and attachment to biased views are
hindrances in attaining Buddhahood in your future existences. You should
be ashamed of them! You should fear them! (Gosho, p. 296)
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