Yesterday at Myosenji Buddhist Temple, several people made the decision to become a Buddhist. They received the Gojukai Ceremony (Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony).
Nichiren Daishonin, the founder of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, wrote in “The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon” Gosho:
Embracing the Lotus Sutra and chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo encompasses all five practices.*
The Daishonin elucidates that the practice of embracing the Lotus Sutra, which means to embrace the Dai-Gohonzon of the Three Great Secret Laws, contains all the five practices. To be more specific, the five practices are not performed separately. There is only one Buddhist practice — receiving and believing in the Gohonzon and chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. This is the practice of embracing the true Law which encompasses all of the five practices.
Visit Myosenji Temple
Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, July 5th, to hear our Chief Priest, Rev Murata, lecture on the Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 2:00 pm and concludes around 3:15 pm.
* Excerpted: Basic Terminology of Nichiren Shoshu, Five Practices, pp 42-43.
Five Practices – embracing, reading, reciting, teaching, transcribing the sutra.