Gosho for the day
- Although I and my disciples may encounter various difficulties, if we do not harbor doubts in our hearts, we will as a matter of course attain Buddhahood. Do not have doubts simply because heaven does not lend you protection. Do not be discouraged because you do not enjoy an easy and secure existence in this life. This is what I have taught my disciples morning and evening, and yet they begin to harbor doubts and abandon their faith.
The Opening of the Eyes
Written to Shijo Kingo in February 1272
from "Daily Wisdom - from the writings of Nichiren Daishonin"
- Thank you Nathan.
From: "nathandknutson@..." <nathandknutson@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 4:55 PM
Subject: [SGI] RE: Gongyo: Why 2nd and 16th chapters?
Those two sections highlight the two most important teachings of the Lotus Sutra, the 2nd chapter refers to the skillful means used by the Buddha to teach the Dharma and the universality of Buddhahood, and 16 teaches the eternity of Buddhahood.
--- In SokaGakkaiUnofficial@yahoogroups.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Can someone help me understand why gongyo involves recitation of the 2nd and 16th chapters of the lotus sutra? I 've heard about other chapters also being recited but any specific reason for these two chapters?
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