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"
(Shijo kingo dono-gohenji)
Even if Nichiren sincerely prays for you, if you do not have faith,
it will be like trying to light a fire with wet tinder. Earnestly
strive to muster your power of faith. Consider your life until now
as having been phenomenal. Make certain to employ the strategy
of the Lotus Sutra before any other tactics.
(Gosho, p. 1407)