Terminology

Gongyo

Recitations of the Lotus Sutra with daimoku and silent prayers

Daimoku

Chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo

Human Revolution

A process of internal transformation whereby we reveal our greatest potential for the benefit of ourselves and others

Nichiren Daishonin

A Japanese priest (1222-82) whose teachings developed a form of Mahayana Buddhism

Gosho

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin (WND)

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Nam - To devote one's life

Myoho - The Mystic Law

Renge - Lotus Flower which represents cause and effect

Kyo - The vibration that connects everything in the universe

Gohonzon

A scroll with Chinese and Sanskrit characters used to perceive and reveal one's Buddhahood/enlightened nature

Esho Funi

The concept that one's life and environment are one, inseparable

I practice Nichiren Buddhism and hope to share my experiences in order to develop a community where we can inspire and bring hope to each other.

 

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