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

 

October Gosho

"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)

四条金吾殿御返事

いかに日蓮いのり申すとも、不信ならば、ぬ(濡)れたるほくち(火口)に
火をう(打)ちか(掛)くるがごとくなるべし。はげみをなして強盛に信力
をい(出)だし給ふべし。すぎし存命不思議とおもはせ給へ。なにの兵法
(ひょうほう)よりも法華経の兵法をもち(用)ひ給ふべし。

(御書1407頁)

 

四条金吾殿御返事

縱日蓮如何祈念,若不信,如於濡濕之火絨打火。須更致力
強盛信力。至今仍存命,當思不思議。較之任何兵法,應用
法華經之兵法。

(御書1407頁)