Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

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Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by dharmapdx » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:08 am

The latest liturgy book is available online: http://www.bahaistudies.net/asma/nichirenshoshu.pdf

But I’d like to have a hard copy. Just can’t find it anywhere.

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by Queequeg » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:11 pm

I'd imagine go to a Temple. Possible they won't sell it to you unless you're danto.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by dharmapdx » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:37 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:11 pm
I'd imagine go to a Temple. Possible they won't sell it to you unless you're danto.
Danto? (Meaning?)

Nearest Temple is about 2000 miles away….

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by Caoimhghín » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:29 pm

dharmapdx wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:37 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:11 pm
I'd imagine go to a Temple. Possible they won't sell it to you unless you're danto.
Danto? (Meaning?)

Nearest Temple is about 2000 miles away….
檀徒 = danto (Chinese: dāntuō)

檀 temple 徒 adherent and/or assistant

Q, does this mean an employee, a regular congregation member, or someone who donates?
歸命本覺心法身常住妙法心蓮臺本來莊嚴三身徳三十七尊住心
城遠離因果法然具普門塵數諸三昧無邊徳海本圓滿還我頂禮心諸佛

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by Queequeg » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:52 pm

In Japanese, in my experience it refers to the lay congregation members. It may carry those other meanings, too. I'm not sure the full background of the use of the term.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by Caoimhghín » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:36 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:52 pm
In Japanese, in my experience it refers to the lay congregation members. It may carry those other meanings, too. I'm not sure the full background of the use of the term.
I was just mechanically looking up one character after the other.
歸命本覺心法身常住妙法心蓮臺本來莊嚴三身徳三十七尊住心
城遠離因果法然具普門塵數諸三昧無邊徳海本圓滿還我頂禮心諸佛

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by narhwal90 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:02 pm

I have a few from the old days, though they are NSA editions from the late 80's. Would be happy to mail you one?

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by Caoimhghín » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:27 pm

narhwal90 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Would be happy to mail you one?
This is good bodhisattvasaṁbodhicaryā :thumbsup:
歸命本覺心法身常住妙法心蓮臺本來莊嚴三身徳三十七尊住心
城遠離因果法然具普門塵數諸三昧無邊徳海本圓滿還我頂禮心諸佛

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by dharmapdx » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:48 pm

narhwal90 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:02 pm
I have a few from the old days, though they are NSA editions from the late 80's. Would be happy to mail you one?
Thanks. I private messages you. 🙏

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by BritNYC » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:51 am

Although you can always get a Gongyo book from the Temple, I saw an old one on eBay in perfect condition and bought it. It's an old NSA one from the early 80's, brought back memories for me! I've also seen listings for them on Amazon from second hand book sellers. Best bet is just download the Liturgy from that link and have it on your smart phone and tablet and maybe print it out and then I encourage you to go to the Temple and get a new one.

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by narhwal90 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:59 am

Got your addr dpdx, Im in vacation but will be back in the states on the 16th will mail you the book then. I looked thru the new edition from the link, the biggest differences I saw were in the content of the prayers, though I didnt study the recitation sections closely.

I still recite the NSA long form juryo chapter from time to time, its just as much of a tongue twister as it ever was lol.

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by dharmapdx » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:35 am

narhwal90 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:59 am
Got your addr dpdx, Im in vacation but will be back in the states on the 16th will mail you the book then. I looked thru the new edition from the link, the biggest differences I saw were in the content of the prayers, though I didnt study the recitation sections closely.

I still recite the NSA long form juryo chapter from time to time, its just as much of a tongue twister as it ever was lol.
Thanks 🙏

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by dharmapdx » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:23 pm

narhwal90 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:59 am
Got your addr dpdx, Im in vacation but will be back in the states on the 16th will mail you the book then. I looked thru the new edition from the link, the biggest differences I saw were in the content of the prayers, though I didnt study the recitation sections closely.

I still recite the NSA long form juryo chapter from time to time, its just as much of a tongue twister as it ever was lol.
The booklet arrived. Thank you very much. Goes well with my Nittatsu Gohonzon.
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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by tkp67 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:38 pm

wonderful I am confident it will serve you well

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Re: Where to purchase Shoshu liturgy book?

Post by narhwal90 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:51 pm

ah, that design brings back memories... 😄 minewent with me everywhere, furthest afield was a camp in backwoods Maine.. the altar table was a diy job from limbs from a local birch tree.

glad the gongyo made it safely almost sent the 1992 version but preferred the paper cover of this one

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