We have been doing a video series on the offerings to the Buddha, the offerings we make to the Gohonzon.* Our newest video is about offering water. Each day, first thing in the morning, Nichiren Shoshu believers place fresh water in a cup in front of the Gohonzon. Watch the video to learn the two deep meanings behind this practice.
* Gohonzon: The object of worship in Nichiren Shoshu. Go is an honorific prefix in Japanese. Honzon means object of worship. All Gohonzons in Nichiren Shoshu are transcriptions of the Dai-Gohonzon made by the successive High Priests of Nichiren Shoshu. The Gohonzon is the manifestation of the eternally enlightened life of the True Buddha, Nichiren Daishonin (the person), and Nam-Myōhō-Renge-Kyō of actual ichinen sanzen (the Law) to which the True Buddha is eternally enlightened, the oneness of the person and the Law. Source: Nichiren Shoshu Temple Glossary.