Nichiren Shoshu Buddhists recite the sutra, called Gongyo, everyday. The sutra refers to the Lotus Sutra. Our founder, Nichiren Daishonin, states in the Gosho, “On the Four Stages of Faith and the Five Stages of Practice:”
The five characters of Myo-Ho-Renge-Kyo are not merely the text of the sutra, nor its meaning. They are nothing other than the intent of the Lotus Sutra. (Gosho, p. 1114)
Join us on Saturday, July 13th at 2:00 pm for our next Introduction to Buddhism meeting. Our Chief Priest, Rev. Murata, will explain about the Lotus Sutra and the significance of the lotus flower.
Reference: Basic Terminology of Nichiren Shoshu, Lotus Sutra of the Text, Meaning and Intent, p.74