Nichiren Shonin
Gohonzon Shu

O'Mandalas by St. Nichiren
[1222-1282]




See below for an enlarged bitmap of the Nichiren Prayer Gohonzon



NAMU MYOHO RENGE KYO
Hail to the Fine Dharma of the Lotus Sutra!

Known as the Prayer Gohonzon given out by the Independent Movement.

In the Great Saint Chronological History, it says "...this month (April of the second year of Kenji), [Nichiren] inscribed Honzons and gave them to Nissho and Niccho." In the New Edition of Chronological History, it is noted as follows: "The one [gohonzon] that was given to Nissho is housed at Tamasawa. Another similiar [gohonzon] given to Niccho is housed at Nakayama."

Passages Inscribed on this Mandala of the Buddha's Medicine

[Lotus Sutra: Chapter 23]
If parents have seven children and one of them falls ill, the love of the parents is equal for all the children but they are especially attentive to the one who is sick.

[Nirvana Sutra: Chapter 18]
There are three kinds of people whose illnesses are very hard to cure:
One who speaks ill of Mahayana teachings,
One who commits the five cardinal sins,
One who is an icchantika.
These three kinds of serious illnesses are difficult to cure in this world.

Second Year of Kenji, April [1277]
[Conferment] Nissho, Sramana of the great sun country of Japan

Namu Myohorengekyo

This sutra is truly a splendid medicine for the diseases of the people of Jambudvipa. A sick person who hears this will be immediately cured of his disease. He will not grow old or die before his time.

[Lotus Sutra: Chapter 16]
If a child who has lost his original mind, upon seeing his father return from afar, greatly rejoices and yet when the father gives him the medicine to heal his illness, he is unwilling to swallow it. Thereupon the father says, "This good excellent medicine I now leave here. You should take and swallow it. Do not worry that you will not be cured."

This is the great unprecendented Mandala, never yet been in the whole of Jambudvipa for the more than 2220 years after the Buddha's extinction.


Prayer Gohonzon in GohonzonShu

Prayer Gohonzon Map
Complete Translation
How to Acquire Independent Gohonzons
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Prayer Gohonzon altar gif designed by Joseph David Price
Explanation below refers to halograph #34.

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Gohonzonsh»u (129 halographs)
Published by Rissho Ankokukai. 1947, 1999.
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