Chanting Namu Myoho Renge Kyo

Is Truly a Splendid Medicine

Prayer Gohonzon inscribed by Nichiren Shonin: Click here for BLOW UP of this image

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Nan Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo....
Incense burner offering the Fine Dharma of the Lotus Sutra
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Special Inscriptions written by Nichiren Shonin on this Prayer Gohonzon

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.

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.

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.

Complete Transcription of this Prayer Gohonzon:
NichirenBuddhism.org or printable .RTF 10MB
Listed in the Gohonzon Shu

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Meaning of Faith
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The Bow & Arrow
On Prolonging Life
Two Kinds of Faith
Two Kinds of Illness
On Flowers & Seeds
Roots of Good Fortune
Curing Karmic Disease
The Causal Law of Life
Four Debts of Gratitude
Happiness in This World
Three Kinds of Treasure
Good Fortune in This Life
The Universal Salty Taste
Great Evil & Great Good
On Filial & Unfilial Conduct
Difficulty of Sustaining Faith
White Horses & White Swans
Lessening Karmic Retribution
Unmatched Fortune of the Law
Winter Always Turns to Spring
Beneficial Medicine for All Ills
Three Obstacles & Four Devils
Encouragement to a Sick Person
No Safety in the Threefold World
Unseen Virtue & Visible Reward
Hell is the Land of Tranquil Light
Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering
Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment
Bodies & Minds of Ordinary Beings
The Problem to Be Pondered Night & Day
Recitation of the Hoben & Juryo Chapters
The Farther the Source, the Longer the Stream
The One-eyed Turtle & the Floating Sandalwood Log
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