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

 

November Gosho

"Reply to Shijo Kingo"

(Shijo kingo dono-gohenji)

This is what the Lotus Sutra refers to in the passage, “the most difficult
to believe and the most difficult to understand.” Many people accept the
Lotus Sutra upon hearing it. However, it is rare to find those who
“remember and never forget [what they have been taught]” when the great
hardships that they have heard about actually befall them.
Accepting is easy, but continuing is difficult. Even so, one must maintain
one’s faith in order to attain Buddhahood. Those who uphold this sutra must
be prepared to undergo hardships.

(Gosho, p. 775)

四条金吾殿御返事

法華経の文に「難信難解」(なんしんなんげ)と説き玉ふは是なり
。此の経をき(聞)ゝう(受)くる人は多し。まことに聞き受くる
如くに大難来たれども「憶持不忘」(おくじふもう)の人は希(ま
れ)なるなり。受くるはやす(易)く、持つはかた(難)し。さる
間成仏は持つにあり。此の経を持たん人は難に値(あ)ふべしと心
得て持つなり。

(御書775頁)

四条金吾殿御返事

法華經文中「難信難解」所言是此也。聞受此經者眾,如實聞
受,然大難來時仍「憶持不忘」者稀也。受易持難,故成佛在
於持。應知持此經之人當值難。

(御書775頁)