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Basics of Practice

Basics of Practice

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 Nichiren Shoshu
Basics of Practice 
 
© 2003 NST (revised)Nichiren Shoshu Temple, 1401 North Crescent Heights Blvd.West Hollywood, California 90046-3812323-656-2888All rights reserved
 
Table of Contents
Chapter 1Nichiren Shoshu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Chapter 2:The Purpose of Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
 Attaining Buddhahood in this Lifetime . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Achieving Kosen-Rufu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6Faith, Practice, and Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7Protection from Within and Without . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Chapter 3:Gongyo, the Source of Fortune . . . . . . . . . . .10
Recognition that the Gohonzon Is the Life of theDaishonin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Attire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Posture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Concentration on the Gohonzon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12Pronunciation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 AStrong, Steady Practice Day by Day . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Chapter 4:How to Do Gongyo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
The Order of Recitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16Doing Gongyo with Two or More People . . . . . . . . . . .18Chanting Daimoku
(Shodai)
 Apart from Gongyo . . . . .18The Memorial Book
(Kakocho)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Chapter 5:The Five Prayers of Gongyo . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
The Primary Practice and the Supplementary Practice . .22Why We Recite the
Hoben
and
 Juryo
Chapters . . . . . .22The Five Prayers of Gongyo
 Historical Background . . .23First Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Second and Third Prayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27Fourth Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30Fifth Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

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