Monthly Gosho Passage

Gosho Passage July 2018 / 2018 年 7月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “On Chanting the Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra”:

In the Latter Day of the Law, there are many who lack the seed of Buddhahood, while few possess it. Thus, there is no doubt that the people will fall into the evil paths. Since they are going to fall into the evil paths one way or another, we should strongly teach and make them listen to the Lotus Sutra and let them form a poison-drum relationship with it. It is therefore certain that now is the time to create a reverse relationship by propagating the Lotus Sutra.



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Gosho Passage June 2018 / 2018 年 6月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Offerings to the Object of Worship”:

A bird that approaches Mount Sumeru will turn to gold. And the agada medicine renders poison into medicine. The same is true for the mystery of the Lotus Sutra. It turns common mortals into Buddhas.



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Gosho Passage May 2018 / 2018 年 5月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Opening of the Eyes”:

Although I, Nichiren, and my disciples may face various difficulties, we will naturally reach the world of Buddhahood, as long as we do not harbor doubts. Do not doubt that the heavens will protect you. Do not be discouraged because your life is not easy and secure in this lifetime. Though I have taught this to my disciples day and night, many of them, raising doubts, abandon their faith. Those with weak faith always forget what they have promised when the crucial moment comes.



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Gosho Passage March 2018 / 2018 年 3月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Orally Transmitted Teachings”:

Now, when I, Nichiren, and my disciples offer our sympathy to the sacred lives of the deceased and recite the Lotus Sutra and chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, the infinite light of the Daimoku will reach them and enable them to attain enlightenment in their present form.



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Gosho Passage February 2018 / 2018 年 2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, strive to accumulate the treasures of the heart!



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Gosho Passage January 2018 / 2018 年 1月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “On Prayer”:

Even if one points to the earth and misses it, even if one is able to tie up the emptiness of the sky, even if the tides cease to ebb and flow, and even if the sun rises from the west, the prayers of the votary of the Lotus Sutra will never go unanswered.



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Gosho Passage December 2017 / 2017 年 12月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Letter to Soya-nyūdo”:

The Nirvana Sutra states, “Within, there are disciples who understand the immeasurably deep doctrine. Without, there are pure-minded lay believers. Thus, Buddhism is perpetuated into eternity.”



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Gosho Passage November 2017 / 2017 年 11月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The Opening of the Eyes”:

The doctrine of ichinen sanzen can only be found hidden in the depths of the Life Span chapter of the essential teaching of the Lotus Sutra. Although Nagarjuna and Vasubandhu were aware of the doctrine, they did not dare to pick it up. My venerable Great Teacher Tiantai was the only one who embraced this teaching.


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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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