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 the Widow of Ueno"
(Ueno-dono goke-ama gohenji)
Those who practice ever more sincerely when they listen to the teachings of
the Lotus Sutra are the true devotees of the Buddha’s way. Tiantai said,
“From the indigo to an even deeper blue.” In essence, this means that
something dyed with indigo becomes increasingly bluer than the leaves of
the indigo plant. The Lotus Sutra is like the indigo. When we deepen our
practice, it is like the indigo blue that grows in intensity.
(Gosho, p. 337)