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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

The Punishment of Exile to Sado Island Jan. 2023

(Sado gokanki-sho)

I have believed that the path to becoming a Buddha entails encountering
some great trial that will cause one to risk his life, and only then can he
become a Buddha. Already, as the sutra expounds, I have been cursed and
spoken ill of, assaulted with swords, staves, tiles, and stones, and banished
from places again and again. That I have experienced these circumstances
shows that I have read the Lotus Sutra [with my entire life]. Thus, my faith
is all the more empowered and my conviction increases about my
existences in the future. (Gosho, p. 482)

佐渡御勘気抄

仏になる道は、必ず身命をす(捨)つるほどの事ありてこそ、仏にはな(成)
り候らめと、を(推)しはか(量)らる。既に経文のごとく「悪口罵詈」(あ
っくめり)「刀杖瓦礫」(とうじょうがりゃく)「数々見擯出」(さくさくけ
んひんずい)と説かれて、かゝるめに値ひ候こそ、法華経をよ(読)むにて候
らめと、いよいよ信心もおこり、後生もたの(頼)もしく候。

佐渡御勘氣抄

成佛之道,料必有捨身命之事,始能成佛。既如經文所言,「惡
口罵詈」、「刀杖瓦礫」、「數數見擯出」,正因值如斯諸事,
乃身讀法華經,應愈益奮發信心,後生有所依。 (御書 482頁)

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