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About Nichiren Shoshu
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Nichiren Shoshu is the name of the denomination that follows the orthodox teachings of True Buddhism as taught by Nichiren Daishonin, the True Buddha, who made his advent in Japan in 1222. Nichiren Shoshu has temples and propagation centers worldwide and actively propagates the true teachings of Nichiren Daishonin. The practice of Nichiren Shoshu True Buddhism brings about powerful benefits and positive changes to the lives of those who practice it.
The ultimate goals are the attainment of enlightenment by the individual and, through widely spreading True Buddhism, the establishment of a purified and peaceful world where all people can enjoy happy lives together.
The daily practice consists of chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo and reciting a chapter-and-a-half of the Lotus Sutra, called Gongyo, to the True Object of Worship called the Gohonzon. There are seven temples in the United States and many local area meeting places. All are invited to come learn about Nichiren Shoshu True Buddhism and experience its beneficial power. This site provides temple locations, articles, and links to other related Nichiren Shoshu sites. You can learn more about this wonderful practice at NST.org.
THE SOKA GAKKAI FINALLY DENIES THE DAI-GOHONZON OF THE HIGH
An Excerpt from Nichiren Shoshu Hokkeko newspaper DAIBYAKU-HO
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The Ten Worlds
Life (Slide Show)
August 2015 Newsletter
August 2015 Gosho
Gosho Quote for August
On the Transmission of the Three Great Secret Laws
(Sandai hihō bonjō ji)
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 practice 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 [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.
(Gosho, p. 1594-1595)
143-63 Beech Ave. Flushing, NY 11355
Rev. Shinga Takikawa, Chief Priest