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)
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)