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by gohonzon
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Creating an alternative/how to move forward
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Creating an alternative/how to move forward

Good luck. People with much more pull than you can imagine have tried and ended up giving up. The power of least common denominator. You're dealing with an organization that is part of the Japanese government. Power is deep, heavy and well funded. Momentum is set and they've already dealt with you ...
by gohonzon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo recitation from memory or from book
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Gongyo recitation from memory or from book

Bobby, The Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist terminologies accorded to the Sutra recitations are the following; Hoben — 2nd prose Seogyo — 2nd verse Chogyo — 2nd prose Jigage — 2nd verse The Seogyo recitation was gradually stopped during the tenure of High Priest Nittatsu Shonin 66th, as it was limited only ...
by gohonzon
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Nichiren Shoshu resources, books in english
Replies: 15
Views: 564

Re: Nichiren Shoshu resources, books in english

Hi Bobby, Those digital sermons and doctrinal documents may be found in Nichiren Shoshu discussion groups on FaceBook. But they are only shared within that group so someone who is Hokkeko would have to access them first. If they are with Soka Gakkai, they should contact the Kaidozan Shoboji Temple t...
by gohonzon
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Nichiren Shoshu resources, books in english
Replies: 15
Views: 564

Re: Nichiren Shoshu resources, books in english

Bobby here you go https://honseiji.org/documents/Nichiren-Shoshu-Basics-of-Practice.pdf That’s the book we want aspiring Nichiren Shōshū believers to read. It’s the most important book to read first before any other publication from the NST. Aside from that, we are also called to point out that Soka...
by gohonzon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What are the precepts in Nichiren Shoshu?
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: What are the precepts in Nichiren Shoshu?

The honorable sacred precepts (Go JuKai) of Nichiren Shoshu composes of three vows. The third question is the one that refers to the Diamond Cup 1. “Do you faithfully swear to practice the true teachings of Nichiren Daishonin throughout your life?” 2. “Do you faithfully swear to protect the Gohonzon...
by gohonzon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Is this the Nichinyo gohonzon?
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Is this the Nichinyo gohonzon?

That is an image of the Dai Gohonzon transcribed by 67th High Priest NIKKEN Shonin. It is the 1985 Mandala version, same as the one installed in Los Angeles Myohoji Temple in 1997. The Chief priest assigned to this New York Temple is Vice-President Shinga Takikawa.
by gohonzon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: On honorifics: "o" "go" "dai" "sama"
Replies: 20
Views: 762

Re: Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon?

The import of Japanese religious terminology on Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist practice is an integral part in respecting both the religion and its daily behavioral practice upon the believer. It is not done to superficially impress others or create a false sense of pretentiosity as if it’s a standard of ...
by gohonzon
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: On honorifics: "o" "go" "dai" "sama"
Replies: 20
Views: 762

Re: Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon?

In Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist practice, we also use the terms "O-shikimi" and "Okyobon" among other things such as "Ojuzu" / "Onenju" and "O-mamori" since in Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist practice, since we strongly believe that Buddhist paraphernalias acquire very sacred properties when used in front of t...
by gohonzon
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon?
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Why doesn’t Ikeda inscribe his own gohonzon?

Honestly, I wish he would, or that SG would come up with their own gohonzon. I don't mean it out of any animosity toward SG or its practitioners, but I think it's an important that the "divorce" be finalized. Given the importance of the gohonzon, this is an important step. I nearly turned away from...
by gohonzon
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: How does one practice Nichiren Buddhism at home?

I also practice in Nichiren Shoshu as well. Chicago has a Temple and Reverend Kato is the one stationed there. They have a fairly large amount of youth practitioners and as well as a big lawn where people gather and hang out to learn about Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism from a fairly large amount of varyi...
by gohonzon
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gohonzon Scroll question
Replies: 20
Views: 1482

Re: Gohonzon Scroll question

I think the idea is to bring present the deities from the scroll. I looked up the translation. Some of it is mixed with Japanese shinto gods such as the sun and moon god ane goddess. There are boddhisattvas etc. Nichiren Shoshu anthro.. the Gohonzon. SGI not so much. I dont know about the other tra...
by gohonzon
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Preparation for Ordination in Nichiren Shoshu
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Re: Preparation for Ordination in Nichiren Shoshu

Ordination? To become an ordained Priest in Nichiren Shoshu? You are too late. Training starts at Twelve years old, as what Nichiren Daishonin did. (Exception: Some prominent Hokkeko families send in their kids at six years old.) Not all of these priestly trainings last, a lot of them quit once they...
by gohonzon
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: The Independent movement thread/all things related
Replies: 64
Views: 4452

Re: The Independent movement thread/all things related

It is the Gohonzon of Nissho Shonin, High Priest of Nichiren Shoshu, the last remaining Joju Gohonzon granted by the Head Temple Taisekiji which is now enshrined within the Tokyo Headquarters. The expiration on the copyright ends soon, and it is one of the suspected gohonzons that Soka Gakkai will u...
by gohonzon
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: We need to celebrate our differences
Replies: 34
Views: 2932

Re: We need to celebrate our differences

OK. What would it mean for Hokkeko to achieve Kosen Rufu, per our friend gohonzon's earlier post? How would one know if this job is finally done, given the limitlessness of samsara? What would it take to accomplish this? …I understand this is a public forum and you are seeking that nauseating discu...
by gohonzon
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: We need to celebrate our differences
Replies: 34
Views: 2932

Re: We need to celebrate our differences

For the 500th Time, The Head Temple does not want or need Soka Gakkai or their money, or any future lay organization that will breed 1. disobedience, 2. Religious syncretism, 3. heterodox practice and/or 4. attempt to change its orthodox doctrines will find themselves Expelled from Hokkeko, time and...
by gohonzon
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Ex SGI members and Itai Dosshin
Replies: 54
Views: 6035

Re: Ex SGI members and Itai Dosshin

It seems to me that SGI has marketed itself more towards (to be direct) some rather flaky flake types over at least the past 2½ decades, for whatever reason—than the secularist types SGI has aimed for. I would rather spend my time with compassionate fascists and selfless Machiavellians, for that ma...
by gohonzon
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?
Replies: 31
Views: 4878

Re: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?

Good. And what comments do you now have for longtime "Pioneer" SGI members who have since transferred their membership from Soka Gakkai to Nichiren Shoshu Hokkeko since the dismantling of the Dai-Gohonzon tenet in 2014? Westerners and Asian transferees alike. It is apparent that much of SGI members ...
by gohonzon
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Other Nichiren forums?
Replies: 9
Views: 1917

Re: Other Nichiren forums?

Why not go back to Soka Gakkai? They're not that bad, and the are way more accepting of mixing religions now in 2017. Plus you can even learn a Fan dance or two. All Gohonzon is the same anyway, according to them.
by gohonzon
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?
Replies: 31
Views: 4878

Re: Why doesn't SGI use statues of Buddha?

Answer the question honestly and precisely, quit beating around the bush.
by gohonzon
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: Josei Toda
Replies: 13
Views: 2446

Re: Josei Toda

http://www.JoseiToda.org by Soka Gakkai :twothumbsup:

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