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

Seiko Oda(Member of Kōsenji temple, Nishinomiya, Hyogo Pref., Japan) I have been an HBS follower for 10 years at Kōsenji temple. I would like to tell you about why a woman like me who was prejudiced against religion suddenly turned … 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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