Monthly Gosho Passage

Gosho Passage June 2019 / 2019 年 6月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Reply to Myoichi ama”:
Those who maintain faith in the Lotus Sutra are as if in winter, but winter always turns to spring. Never, since ancient times, has anyone heard of or seen winter turn back to autumn. Nor have I heard of a believer in the Lotus Sutra turning back into a common mortal. The sutra states, “If there are people who listen to the [true] Law, then not one will fail to attain Buddhahood.”


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Gosho Passage May 2019 / 2019 年 5月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Letter to Nanjō Hyō’e Shichirō”:
No matter what great merit one gains by performing good deeds; even if one transcribes the Lotus Sutra ten million times, and achieves the observation of the mind based on the principle of ichinen sanzen (three thousand realms in a single life-moment), should he fail to denounce the enemies of the Lotus Sutra, he will not be able to attain enlightenment.


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Gosho Passage April 2019 / 2019 年 4月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The True Entity of All Phenomena”:
Although I, Nichiren alone, at first chanted Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, two, three, and a hundred people gradually began to chant and propagate it. And so it will continue into the future. Indeed, this is none other than the principle of “emerging from the earth”. Just as an arrow aimed at the vast earth will never miss its target, the entire Japanese nation will chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, at the time of kōsen-rufu. At this point, you must establish a reputation as a votary of the Lotus Sutra and entrust your life to it.


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Gosho Passage March 2019 / 2019 年 3月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Winter Always Turns to Spring” :
Those who believe in the Lotus Sutra are as if in winter, which never fails to turn into spring. Never have I seen or heard of winter turning into autumn. Nor have I ever heard of any believer in the Lotus Sutra who remained a common mortal. A passage from the sutra reads, “Among those who hear of this Law, there is not one who shall not attain Buddhahood.”


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Gosho Passage February 2019 / 2019 年 2月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Reply to Shijo Kingo” :
Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, no matter what happens.


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Gosho Passage January 2019 / 2019 年 1月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in the “New Year Gosho” :
New Year’s Day marks the first day, the first month, the beginning of the year and the start of spring. A person who celebrates this day will gain virtue and be loved by all, just as the moon becomes full gradually, moving from west to east, and the sun shines more brightly travelling from east to west.


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Gosho Passage December 2018 / 2018 年 12月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Reply to the Wife of Lord Ueno”:
All other teachings explain that one must first perform good deeds in order to later attain Buddhahood. It is, therefore, not clear whether it will ever be attained. However, the Lotus Sutra teaches that the hands used to hold it will immediately enter Buddhahood and the mouth that chants the Daimoku will instantly become enlightened.


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Gosho Passage November 2018 / 2018 年 11月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Questions and Answers on Embracing the Lotus Sutra”:
I believe that embracing Myoho-Renge-Kyo, which ensures “peace and security in this lifetime and good circumstances in the next,” is the only honour to pursue in this lifetime and is the guide to maintain enlightenment in the future. Single mindedly chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo and encourage others to do the same. This will remain as your only memory from this present human life.


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Gosho Passage October 2018 / 2018 年 10月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The Three Kinds of Treasure”:
More valuable than treasures in a storehouse are the treasures of the body, and the treasures of the heart are the most valuable of all. From the time you read this letter on, strive to accumulate the treasures of the heart!


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Gosho Passage September 2018 / 2018 年 9月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The True Entity of All Phenomena”:

Strive forth in the two ways of practice and study. If practice and study are neglected, then Buddhism will cease to exist. You should practise for yourself and lead others to this teaching. Both practice and study originate from faith. You must propagate to others with all your might, even if it is only a single sentence or phrase.



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