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

 

July Gosho

"Letter to Oto gozen"

(Oto gozen-goshosoku)

The Great Teacher Miaole stated: “The more resolute one’s faith,
the stronger the deities’ protection.” When people uphold solid
faith, they definitely will receive the powerful protection of the
deities. I am saying this for your sake. I cannot praise you enough
for the faith that you have maintained. Now you must strengthen it
ever more. Be convinced that the Ten Demon Goddess Daughters
will then provide you increasingly powerful protection. You will
not need to look for any other examples.

(Gosho, p. 897)

乙御前御消息

妙楽(みょうらく)大師のたまはく「必ず心の固きに仮(よ)り
て神の守り則ち強し」等云云。人の心かたければ、神のまぼ(守)
り必ずつよしとこそ候へ。是は御ために申すぞ。古(いにしえ)
の御心ざし申す計りなし。其れよりも今(いま)一重強盛(ごう
じょう)に御志あるべし。其の時は弥々(いよいよ)十羅刹女(じ
ゅうらせつにょ)の御まぼ(守)りもつよかるべしとおぼすべし。
例(ためし)には他を引くべからず。
(御書897頁) 

乙御前御消息

妙樂大師云「必假心固 神守則強」等云云。人心若堅固,神
之守護必強。此乃為汝所云也。迄今之心志道之不盡,應愈益
強盛心志。當思其時十羅剎女之守護亦更強。不須引他例。

(御書897頁)