Acceptance of the Buddhist Precept Ceremony
The attainment of Buddhahood or enlightenment begins with one’s daily behavior. By enhancing one’s life-condition, one can accumulate good fortune and benefit.
Shakyamuni Buddha revealed in the Lotus Sutra the one fundamental precept by which people must abide. He taught that embracing only the Lotus Sutra encompasses all the precepts from the provisional teachings.
Once one obtains the mystic precept through Buddhist practice, it will eventually lead to enlightenment. The precept of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism is called the “precept of the diamond chalice.” The Great Teacher Dengyo (8th century, Japan) interprets the true entity of all phenomena expounded in the Lotus Sutra as the diamond chalice, which is impossible to break.
By embracing the Gohonzon (object of worship), we observe this single precept, thus, manifesting the three properties of the Buddha within ourselves and receiving the benefits of observing all other precepts.
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