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Gosho Passage July 2020 / 2020 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 practised [in order to observe one’s mind] based on the theory [elucidated in the surface meaning of the words]. 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.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《三大秘法禀 承事》曰:
题目有二意,所谓 正 像 与末法也。 正 法时,天亲菩萨、龙树菩萨虽 唱 题目,但仅止于自行。 像 法时,南岳、天台等 唱 南无 妙 法 莲 华经,乃为自行不为化他广 说。是理行之题目也。入末法,今日莲所 唱之题目异于前代,乃亘及自行化他之南无妙法莲华经也。

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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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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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