Monthly Gosho Passage

Gosho Passage September 2019 / 2019 年 9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 August 2019 / 2019 年 8月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Reply to Matsuno”:

There are many baby fish, but only a few mature to become full-grown fish. Although the mango tree blooms proliferously, few of its flowers turn into fruit. The same is true for humans. There are many who resolve to attain enlightenment, but only a few refrain from slackening in their practice and manage to achieve the true way. The aspiration of common mortals to attain enlightenment is often hampered by evil karmic influences and is easily affected by various conditions and circumstances. There are many heavily armoured warriors, but only a few among them are fearless when they go into battle.


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Gosho Passage July 2019 / 2019 年 7月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “On the Object of Worship Manifesting the True Buddha’s Entity and his Enlightenment, Originating in the Fifth Five-hundred Year Period after the Buddha’s Passing”:

The Great Teacher Tiantai said:
“When we perceive the intensity of the rain, we can fathom the gigantic size of the dragon causing it, and when we view the flourishing blossoms of the lotus plants, we can gauge the depth of the pond in which they grow.”

The Great Teacher Miaole stated:
“Wise men know the essential source, just as snakes are inherently aware of their own ways.”

When the heavens are clear, the ground is distinctly visible, and those who know the Lotus Sutra can master the essence of worldly affairs. Out of great compassion for those who were unaware of the doctrine of ichinen sanzen (three-thousand realms in a single life-moment), the Buddha wrapped this gem within the five characters and used it to decorate the necks of those in the Latter Day who do not possess the seed of Buddhahood.


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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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