What is the real aspect of Gohonzon?
In essence, the Gohonzon is the mandala that is fully endowed with the Ten Worlds. The Gohonzon represents the life state of the buddha, which is Nam-myoho-renge-kyo itself, eternally endowed with all of the Ten Worlds, as well as the superior attributes inherent in each of these worlds.
What is written in the Gohonzon?
Down the center of the Gohonzon is written Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, and on either side of it are inscribed the names of these buddhas, bodhisattvas and living beings representing various inner states of life, known as the Ten Worlds.
How do you get a Gohonzon?
To “receive Gohonzon” means that as a practitioner of Nichiren Buddhism, you attain the scroll that you will use to focus on while doing your daily chanting. This guide assumes that you already have your basic altar set up in a designated place in your home for your wooden, silk or paper Gohonzon.
How much is a Butsudan?
How Much Does a Butsudan Cost? According to research conducted by いい仏壇.com in June, 2011, most people pay between 100,000 to 500,000 yen for their butsudan (about US $1,000 – $5,000). While not the majority, a staggering 20% people paid over 500,000 yen for theirs.
Where should I store my Gohonzon?
When you bring the Gohonzon into your home, you are preparing to embark on a path that will reveal your enlightenment. Therefore, you should place the Gohonzon in the best place in your home. It is preferable to place the butsudan on a wall by itself, without windows or pictures hung near it.
What is the Gohonzon?
The Gohonzon A famous passage from the writings of Nichiren Daishonin states, “I, Nichiren, have inscribed my life in sumi ink, so believe in the Gohonzon with your whole heart” (“Reply to Kyo’o,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 412). Honzon is a Japanese word meaning “object of fundamental respect or devotion.”
Where is the Soka Gakkai’s Gohonzon?
Another Gohonzon in possession of the Soka Gakkai is the wooden copy manufactured in 1974 transcribed from the Dai Gohonzon by 64th High Priest Nissho Shonin, currently enshrined in the main SGI headquarters of “Daiseido Hall” in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.
How many blocks are in the Gohonzon?
The Nichikan-inscribed Gohonzon consists of 34 blocks of calligraphy. The original copy was inscribed in 1720 by Nichikan (1665-1726), the twenty-sixth chief abbot of Taiseki-ji. In 1993 the Soka Gakkai began to confer Gohonzon replicas based on this mandala.
What is the significance of Nichiren’s Gohonzon?
Nichiren and his successors also inscribed smaller “Omamori” Gohonzon that are carried on the person. Author Philip Yampolsky describes Nichiren’s Gohonzon as a mandala, a concretized object that Nichiren inscribed to transmit what he regarded as the essence of the Lotus Sutra.