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

Purple in Buddhism

An HBS member in Brazil told me that the purple robes of our head priest are so cool and asked me why his robes are all purple. In HBS, the highest grade priests called Dai Sojo (Dai means “great,” and … Read More

How Did HBS Get Their Priesthood?

Q. How did HBS get their priesthood? Did the HBS at some point (in the 1900’s) merge with a sect that already had priests (just like the Kempon Hokke Shu was at one time united with the Nichiren Shu, or … Read More

What is the Lotus Sutra?

Since ancient times, the Lotus Sutra has been called “the king of sutras,” “the finest sutra,” or “the true teachings of Buddha.” It is the most popular Buddhist sutra and it is revered and worshiped widely around the world. Shakyamuni … Read More

What is Honmon Happon teaching?

Honmon Happon is the eight chapters from chapter 15 Emerging from the Earth 従地涌出品第十五 through chapter 22 Entrustment 嘱累品第二十二, of the Lotus Sutra. HBS regards Honmon Happon as the most important teaching out of the Lotus Sutra. The reason is … Read More

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