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

 

May Gosho

"Reply to Kyo-o"

(Kyo-o dono-gohenji)

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)

経王殿御返事

日蓮守護たる処の御本尊をしたゝめ参らせ候事も師子王にをとるべからず
。経に云はく「師子奮迅之力」(ししふんじんしりき)とは是なり。又此の
曼荼羅能く能く信じさせ給ふべし。南無妙法蓮華経は師子吼(く)の如し。
いかなる病さは(障)りをなすべきや。鬼子母神(きしもじん)・十羅刹女
(じゅうらせつにょ)、法華経の題目を持つものを守護すべしと見えたり。

(御書685頁)

經王殿御返事

日蓮書守護之御本尊之事,亦不劣於師子王。經云「師子奮迅之力」乃此
也。且應篤信此曼荼羅。南無妙法蓮華經如師子吼。何病可為障乎。經
云鬼子母神、十羅剎女守護持法華經題目者。

(御書685頁)