Monthly Gosho Passage

Gosho Passage October 2017 / 2017 年 10月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Reply to Kyo’o”:

I, Nichiren, with sumi ink, have infused my life into the Gohonzon. So believe in it. The will of the Buddha is the Lotus Sutra, but the spirit of Nichiren is nothing other than Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo.



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Gosho Passage September 2017 / 2017 年 9月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Letter to Akimoto”:

The doctrine of sowing, maturing, and harvesting is the heart and core of the Lotus Sutra. It is only through the five characters of Myo-Ho-Ren-Ge-Kyo, the seed of enlightenment, that all Buddhas of the three existences and the ten directions have attained Buddhahood.



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Gosho Passage August 2017 / 2017 年 8月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The Letter to Hōren”:

Trying to practise the doctrines of this sutra without faith is tantamount to entering a treasure-filled mountain without hands or attempting to walk on a journey of a thousand ri without feet.



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Gosho Passage July 2017 / 2017 年 7月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “On the Transmission of the Three Great Secret Laws”:

There are two types of Daimoku: the Daimoku chanted during the Former and Middle Days of the Law, and the Daimoku to be chanted during the Latter Day of the Law. Although Bodhisattvas Vasubandhu and Nagarjuna themselves chanted the Daimoku during the Former Day of the Law, they did so to practise for themselves only. During the Middle Day of the Law, Nanyue, Tiantai, and others did chant the Daimoku; however, they did it only for the sake of their own practice and not for teaching others. This type of Daimoku was practiced based on the theory. Now, in the Latter Day of the Law, the Daimoku that Nichiren chants is different from that of previous ages. It is the Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo of the practice for oneself, and the practice for others.



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Gosho Passage June 2017 / 2017 年 6月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The Swords of Good and Evil”:

Money serves various purposes according to our needs. The same is true of the Lotus Sutra. It will be a lantern in the dark or a boat at a crossing. At times it will be water, and at other times, fire. This being so, the Lotus Sutra assures us of “peace and security in this life and good circumstances in the next.”



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Gosho Passage May 2017 / 2017 年 5月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The Swords of Good and Evil”:

Should Nichiren die before you, I will come to meet you at the moment of your death. If you should die before I do, I will be sure to tell King Emma everything about you. All that I tell you is true. According to the Lotus Sutra, Nichiren is the guide on the difficult road to enlightenment. Devote yourself single-mindedly to the faith with the aim of reaching Eagle Peak.



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Gosho Passage April 2017 / 2017 年 4月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “On Attaining Buddhahood”:

Even a tarnished mirror will shine like a jewel if it is polished. A mind which is presently clouded by illusions originating from the innate darkness of life is like a tarnished mirror, but once it is polished it will become clear, reflecting the enlightenment of immutable truth. Arouse deep faith and polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo.



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Gosho Passage March 2017 / 2017 年 3月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “On the Lifeblood of True Buddhism”:

Be resolved to summon forth the great power of your faith, and chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo with the prayer that your faith will be “steadfast and correct at the moment of your death”.



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Gosho Passage February 2017 / 2017 年 2月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Letter to Lord Niike”:
Deep in the Snow Mountains lives a bird called Kankucho which, tortured by the numbing cold, cries that it will build a nest in the morning. Yet, when the day breaks, it sleeps away the hours in the warm light of the morning sun without building its nest. So it continues to cry vainly throughout its life. The same is true of people.



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Gosho Passage January 2017 / 2017 年 1月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Letter to Niike”:
When they fall into hell and suffocate in its flames, they long to be reborn as humans and vow to put everything else aside and serve the Three Treasures in order to attain enlightenment in their next life. But even on the rare ocassions when they happen to be reborn human, the winds of fame and fortune blow violently and the lamp of Buddhist practice is easily extinguished. They squander their wealth without a qualm on meaningless trifles but begrudge even the smallest contribution to the Buddha, the Law and the Priesthood. This is very serious, for then they are being hindered by messengers from hell.



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