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The Joy of Embracing True Buddhism

At Myosenji Temple, we read an excerpt from the Gosho after doing our morning and evening prayers/Sutra recitation (called Gongyo). Each month our Chief Priest selects the passage we recite.

“Gosho” is the word used to describe the individual and collective 13th century writings of Nichiren Daishonin, True Buddha and Founder of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. Goshos are generally divided into letters of personal encouragement, treatises on Buddhism and recorded oral teachings. Go is an honorific prefix and sho means writing(s).

For the month of December, this is the passage we are reading:

“Happiness in this World”

June 27, 1276 (Age 55)

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. Then you will experience boundless joy from the Law. Strengthen your faith more than ever.

(『四条金吾殿御返事』Gosho p. 991 / MW1 – p.161)

Join us on Saturday, December 14th at 2:00 pm for our next Introduction to Buddhism meeting. Our Chief Priest will explain what is meant by “The Joy of Embracing True Buddhism.”

Dec14 Intro