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 Shijo Kingo Nov. 2023
(Shijo Kingo dono-gohenji)
A mighty warrior named General Li Guang, whose mother was devoured
by a tiger, shot an arrow at a stone he believed was the tiger. The arrow
pierced deep into the stone, up to its feathers. After he realized that it was a
stone, he could not lodge another arrow into it. Later, he was called General
Stone Tiger. The principle of this story can be applied to your situation.
Although enemies may target you, if you uphold resolute faith in the Lotus
Sutra, your great obstacles will surely vanish. With this in mind, continue to
deepen your faith. (Gosho, p. 1292)