Beauty Comes First

Q. Should Odaimoku be pronounced Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō when I chant? A. No, you do not have to chant it this particular way. When you chant Odaimoku, you can pronounce it Nam Myōhō Renge Kyō. It will definitely be … Read More

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Good start of the day

My name is Seiko Oda and I have been a HBS follower belonging to Kōsenji 廣宣寺 temple in Nishinomiya in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan for 10 years. I would like to tell you about why a woman like me who was … Read More

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Mei no Shōran—Buddha’s eye

Most people only worry about others’ eyes Followers also worry about Buddha’s eyes Gokyōka (No. 484)—didactic poem by Nissen Shōnin (the Complete Writings of Nissen Shōnin Vol. 15, p. 122) Since most people in the world don’t understand the world … Read More

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About Pocket Gohonzons

Some time ago I received a query from Brazil about pocket Gohonzons, their shapes and materials they can be made of, as well as qualifications required to draw and engrave a Gohonzon. So, I’ll just put all the answers here. … Read More

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Path of Improvement

Don’t think you can improve later Be a ray of light piercing the darkness Gokyōka (No. 1679)—didactic poem by Nissen Shōnin (the Complete Writings of Nissen Shōnin Vol. 14, p. 155) When you are being vain or lazy or straying … Read More

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