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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.

Nichiren Daishonin

Monthly Gosho Quote

Reply to the Wife of Abutsu-bo March 2023

(Abutsu-bo ama gozen-gohenji)

You must make a pledge to achieve the great aspiration for kosen-rufu and
pray for your attainment of enlightenment. There is no doubt that one will
fall into the hell of incessant suffering, if one commits a slight slander or
harbors disbelief. For example, even if a boat sailing across the ocean is
sturdy, all the passengers surely will die together if bilge water
accumulates. ...If the offense of a believer is minor, you should take the
initiative to forgive him and enable him to attain benefits. If it is grave, you
should encourage him to strengthen his faith so that he can expiate the
offense. (Gosho, p. 906)




若為淺罪,我宥之使得功德。若為重過,應勉信心使之消滅。 (御書906頁)

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