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Gosho

Introduction

The word Gosho, literally means "honored writings." For people in the various Nichiren Schools this title is given to the written works of The Great Sage Nichiren(Daishonin means great sage) whom most of us regard as the founder of a unique stream of Buddhism. Unlike many religious founders, hundreds of these endure as originals or as copies in the archives of the various schools. His disciples collected and catalogued them, treasured them and copied them. These Gosho came to be treasured to this day by both his original disciples and us later day disciples, as much for their wisdom and common sense about day to day and religious matters as for their doctrinal value. The "Great Sage" Nichiren was truly a unique individual. And for that reason his writings are worth reading and understanding even by people who aren't practicing a Buddhism connected with his teaching. Far more so by those of us who find his teachings worth following.

Index Contents

Table of ten major writings(Gosho)
Brief Intros to Major Gosho
Issues with Gosho
Disputed Gosho
Source Materials on Gosho
Rokunai List (Toki's list)
Books out there
Visit irgosho discussion group
Join irgosho group
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Nichiren's Teachings

Nichiren taught in a variety of ways, including oral instruction, example. but the most treasured of these ways was in the forms of actual writings he himself wrote. These range from treatises and letters to brief inscriptions, margin notes, or copies of the writings of others. They also include his "Gohonzon" which are calligraphic mandalas of considerable beauty and spiritual power. Of these, those pertaining to doctrinal or spiritual matters have been collected into volumes of "Gosho" by latter disciples.


Interpreting a Legacy

Over the years the Gosho have been interpreted and reinterpreted by generations seeking the wisdom they represent. Sometimes so creatively that the actual meaning intended by Nichiren himself has nothing to do with the interpretation. Also unfortunately various issues have come about regarding them. This is due to the tremendous difficulty of transmitting and preserving texts combined with an early emphasis on oral teachings in the early days of Nichiren Buddhism, and expecially in the days before the invention of the printing press. We also have issues due to translation issues. Some people are fairly liberal with translations focusing on getting across things clearly. Others are more literal with their translations. As a result even within the various groups there are multiple translations of the same Gosho. For example this list cross references Gosho translated before about 1992 with a consolidated book put out a few years ago:

http://members.tripod.com/sgiusasf/English/wnd-to-mr.htm

Issues of Authenticity

Complicating the subject is the historical fact that his disciples, even as much as 100 to 200 years later, tended to exert editorial rights over his writing. Sometimes rewriting or reworking his writings in his name, and other times actually producing new writings. If they had been one unified school with a single voice that would have been one thing. But these schools disagreed with each other and so what they generated as "Apocryphal" works would sometimes create controversy as soon as it surfaced, as with the "transfer documents" attributed to Nichiren by "Fuji School disciples, and other works such as the Letter to Niike, or a famous work dealing with the notion of the Fourfold Rise and Fall. These works have made it sometimes difficult to distinguish which documentary proof to use when establishing doctrines of the school and made it hard to resolve contending interpretations. It has even been hard to distinguish between genuine articles and "Apocryphal" or disputed works.

For more on this subject visit:
The page I've named "disputed."
And also:
literal.html, apocryphal.html, and for a little background, nichirenism.html

Reading the Gosho For yourself

Each of the "Gosho" or other inscriptions, writings, oral works, and other teachings, even including the "Gohonzon" itself, represents a transmission of some kind. When Nichiren says in one Gosho that people should "exert themselves in the two ways of study and practice," he was referring to the importance of learning his teachings. Thus his teachings represent a "transmission" that while it was often specifically addressed to one or more of his disciples, is also a transmission to our own generation. The Gosho are treasures from the past and the life of a remarkable man. The longer Gosho range from answers to questions, such as the Honzon Mondo Sho" to treatises meant to convince the authorities to change their ways and avoid trouble. Of the later the most important is the Rissho Ankoku Ron. Nichiren Buddhism starts, and finds its coda with that teaching. All of his teachings were based on his insights based on the teachings of the Mahayana Tradition in general and the Lotus Sutra specifically.


THE TEN MAJOR WRITINGS OF NICHIREN DAISHONIN

# Gosho Date Location Recipient Status

1

"On Chanting the Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra"

May 1260 Matsubagayatsu unknown Not yet available online

2

"Rissho Ankoku Ron"

July 1260 Matsubagayatsu Hojo Tokiyori Multiple Sources

3

"The Opening of the Eyes 1"2

Feb. 1272 Sado Island All his disciples Multiple Sources

4

"The True Object of Worship" Apr. 1273 Sado Island Toki Jonin Multiple Sources

5

"The Essentials of the Lotus Sutra" May 1274 Mount Minobu Toki Jonin Not yet available online

6

"The Selection of the Time" 1275 Mount Minobu Yui Nyudo Multiple Sources

7

"Repaying Debts of Gratitude" July 1277 Mount Minobu Joken-bo and Gijo-bo Multiple Sources

8

"The Four Stages of Faith and Five Stages of Practice" Apr. 1277 Mount Minobu Toki Jonin Multiple Sources

9

"Letter to Shimoyama" June 1277 Mount Minobu Shimoyama Mitsumoto Nichiren Shu

10

"Questions and Answers on the Object of Worship" Sep. 1278 Mount Minobu Joken-bo Honmon Butsuryu Shu Translation

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Issues with "Gosho.

For most of the history of Nichirenism, all of these Gosho were accepted on face value, but recently people have begun to notice that the contradictory things within some of the Gosho may not caused so much by his personal growth or simply our failure to understand him, but may be due to later transmissions. For more on the issues around the gosho please visit: http://www.geocities.com/chris_holte/Buddhism/IssuesInBuddhism/literal.html or http://www.geocities.com/chris_holte/Buddhism/IssuesInBuddhism/index.html

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THE ROKU NAI LIST (146)

Besides receiving a number of the "Ten gosho" listed in the chart above, Toki Jonin also was a major collector and cataloguer of Nichiren's works. He seems to have concentrated on epitistical writings. And he was in competition with Nikko Shonin, who after the defection of Nitcho Shonin considered him one of the "five elder priests" he disagreed with. At any rate one of the oldest lists of Gosho, the "Rokunai List" comes from him. This is how its been translated, with links for each referenced Gosho supplied:

  1. RISSHO ANKOKU RON
  2. KAIMOKU SHO (first volume)
  3. KAIMOKU SHO (second volume)
  4. SENJI SHO (first volume)
  5. SENJI SHO (second volume)
  6. HO'ON SHO (first volume)
  7. HO'ON SHO (second volume)
  8. KANJIN HONZON SHO
  9. HOKKE SHUYO SHO
  10. HONZON MONDO SHO
  11. SHUGO KOKKA RON
  12. HOKKE DAIMOKU SHO
  13. SHO HOKKE DAIMOKU SHO
  14. KEN HOBO SHO
  15. ICHIDAI SHOKYO TAII (ICHIDAI TAII SHO)
  16. KEN RITSU SHOI SHO
  17. MYOHO BIKUNI GOHENJI
  18. OTOGOZEN GOSHOSOKU (OTOGOZEN HAHA AMA GOSHO or YO NICHIMYONI SHO)
  19. SANZE SHOBUTSU SOKANMON KYOSO HAIRYU (SANZE SHOBUTSU SOKANMON SHO)
  20. SHIMON BUTSUJYO GI TOKIDONO SHO or SYUJYU SOTAI SHO)
  21. HOREN SHO
  22. KYODAI SHO
  23. JUPPOKAI MEI INGA SHO (JUKKAI INGA SHO or JUKKAI MEI INGA SHO)
  24. KITO SHO
  25. SHIJO KINGO YURUSHI GOMON (SHO HACHIMAN SHO or NICHIGENNYO GOSHO)
  26. SHISHIN GOHON SHO
  27. HOKKE GYOJA CHINAN NO KOTO (YO MONJIN SHO)
  28. TERADOMARI GOSHO
  29. SHIGON SHOSHU IMOKU (SHOSHU IMOKU SHO)
  30. SADO GOSHO
  31. TENSU KYOJU HOMON (SHURI HANDOKU SHO)
  32. SHIJO KINGO DONO GOHENJI (KO SHOHO SHO)
  33. SHOKYO TO HOKEKYO TO NAN I NO KOTO (NANSHIN NANGE SHO)
  34. BO JIKYO NO KOTO
  35. SHIJO KINGO DONO GOHENI (ONSHITSU DAIJIN KIHAJI)
  36. SHUKUN NO MIMI NI HOMON WO IRE YODOZAI WO MANUKARURU KOTO (SHUKUN SHO)
  37. SHIJO KINGO DONO GOHENJI (I HOKEKYO FUKASHAKU SHORYO JI)
  38. SHIJO KINGO DONO GOHRNJI (SHORYO SHO)
  39. MINOBUSAN GOSHO
  40. TAN'E SHO (UENO DONO GOHENJI or YO NANJO SHI SHO)
  41. NAKAOKI NYUDO GOSHOSOKU (YO NAKAOKI NYUDO TSUMA SHO or NAKAOKI SHO)
  42. GESSUI GOSHO (HO DAIGAKU SABURO TSUMA SHO or DAIGAKU SHO)
  43. DAIMOKU MIDA MYOGO SHORETSU NO KOTO
  44. SAN SANZO KIU NO KOTO (NISHJYAMA SHO or HO OUCHI SHI SHO)
  45. NYONIN OJO SHO
  46. MISAWA SHO
  47. JOREMBO GOSHO (ZENDO SKO or GOSHA SHICHISHU SHUJO GOSHO)
  48. SUSHUN TENNO GOSHO (SHIJO SHO or DO JIGOKU SHO)
  49. SHIJO KINGO DONO GOHENJI (BONNONJO SHO)
  50. NICHIMYO SHONIN GOSHO
  51. SENNICHI AMA COZUN GOHENJI
  52. KOU AMA GOZEN GOSHO
  53. SHINNICHI AMA GOZEN GOHENJI (SADO ABUTSUBO GOSHO or ABUTSUBO GOSHO)
  54. NANJO HYOE SICHIRO DONO GOSHO (UENO DONO GOSHO)
  55. KOUNICHIBO GOSHO
  56. JI MYOHOKKB MONDO SHO
  57. AKIMOTO GOSHO
  58. MYONICHI NYO GOHENJI (MYONICHI AMA GOHENJI)
  59. HOKKE SHOSHIN JOBUTSU SHO
  60. NANJO HYOE SHICHIRO DONO GOHENJI
  61. SHONIN GONANJI (GONAN SHO)
  62. TOTAI GI SHO
  63. JIKAKU DAISHI NO KOTO (OTA NYUDO GOHENJI)
  64. NYOSETSU SHUGYO SHO
  65. HONZON KUYO GOSHO (NANJO HEISHICHIRO GOSHO)
  66. SHUJU OFURUMAI GOSHO
  67. SHUKU JUSSHO GOSHO
  68. SOYA NYUDO DONO YURUSHI GOSHO
  69. SAINAN TAIJI SHO
  70. KYOKIJIKOKU SHO
  71. ISSAKUJITSU GOSHO
  72. SHIMOYAMA GOSHOSOKU (KEMPON SHO)
  73. KANGYO HACHIMAN SHO
  74. KEMBUTSU MIRAIKI
  75. GO GOHYAKUSAI AIMON
  76. HOKYO HOJU JI
  77. JUNYOZE NO KOTO
  78. MYOHO MANDARA KUYO NO KOTO (HONZON KUYO SHO)
  79. SHONIN SANZE WO SHIRU NO KUTO (SHONIN CHI SANZE JI)
  80. SHIJOKINGO SHAKABUTSU KUYO NO KOTO
  81. NICHIGENNYO ZORYU SHAKABUTSU KUYO JI
  82. DOJOSHIN SHUGO NO KOTO
  83. CHIBYO DAISHO GONJITSU IMOKU
  84. YORIMOTO CHINJO (RYUZO MONDO SHO)
  85. YADOYA NYUDO YURUSHI GOSHO
  86. ANKOKU RON OKUGAKI
  87. KYOJIN JO GOHENJI
  88. ZEMMUI SHO
  89. OTA DONO YURUSHI GOSHO (SHOKYO CHU OU JI)
  90. HOMMON KAITAJ SHO
  91. JUSSHO SHO
  92. HOMON MOSARUBEKI YO NO KOTO
  93. MONCHU TOKUJ SHO
  94. MOKUE NIZO KAIGEN NO KOTO (SOMOKU JOBUTSU SHO)
  95. SENNICHI AMA GOHENJI (CHO ABUTSUBO SHO)
  96. TOKI NYUDO DONO GOHENJI (JONIN SHO or RINKEN SHUKKAI SHO)
  97. TOKI DONO GOHENJI (TOKJ DONO GOSHO)
  98. DAIGAKU SABURO DONO GOSHO
  99. TOKIMITSU DONO GOHENJI
  100. MYOHO AMA GOZEN GOHENJI
  101. UENO DONO GOHENJI (CHIBABO SHO or RYUMON SHO)
  102. UENO DONO GOHENJI (GAMOKU SHO)
  103. UENO DONO GOHENJI (HOYO SHO)
  104. UENO DONO GOHENJI (SHO ICHIDA SHO)
  105. NANJO DONO GOHENJI (NANJO OHASMITARO SHO)
  106. YAKUOHON TOKUI SHO
  107. SEICHOJI DAISHU CHU (KOKUZO BOSATSU SHO)
  108. HIKIRI DONO GOSHO
  109. OTA DONO NYOBO GOHENJI
  110. MUJO SEMMETSUSHO
  111. NIZEN TOKUDO UMU GOSHO
  112. TOSH NEMBUTSUSHA MUKENJJGOKU NO KOTO
  113. JUPPOKAI NO KOTO
  114. MATSUNO DONO GOKE AMA GOZEN GOHENJI
  115. OSHAJO NO KOTO
  116. HOKKE SHINGON SHORETSU NO KOTO
  117. SKINGON TENDAJ SHORETSU NO KOTO
  118. ICHINOSAWA NYUDO NYOBO GOHENJI
  119. NANJO DONO GOHENJI (SHOSHUN SHO)
  120. UENO DONO GOHENJI (SOMOKU NIJO SBNDAr JOBUTSU SI)
  121. UENO DONO GOHENJI (NIKAN SHO)
  122. TAKAHASHI NYUDO DONO COHBNJI (NISHIYAMA SHO)
  123. ICHINEN SANZEN RIJI (ICHINEN SANZEN SHO)
  124. NIIKE DONO GOSHOSOKII (HO NIIKEZAEMONJO SHO)
  125. NEMBUTSHUSHA TSUIHO SENJO JI
  126. SHINGON KEMMON
  127. SOYA DONO GOHENJI (YAKIGOME SHO)
  128. MAMA SHAKABUTSU GOKUYO OIJO
  129. GYOBIN SOJO GOETSU
  130. RISSHO KANSHO
  131. RISSHO KANSHO OKURIJO
  132. KITOKYO OKURIJO (SEN HOKKE SHO)
  133. OTA DONO NYOBO GOHENJI (HACHI KANJIGOKU SHO)
  134. JOMYO SHONIN GOHENJI
  135. OTA DONO NYOBO GOHENJI (SOKUSHIN JOBUTSU JI)
  136. NIZEN NIJO BOSATSU FUSABUTSU JI
  137. SHIJO KINGO DONO NYOBO GOHENJI
  138. KAITAI SOHUSHIN JOBUTSU GI
  139. HYOE NO SAKUWAN DONO GOHENJI (KANGYO SHO)
  140. KANJIN RONZON TOKUI SHO
  141. SHIJO KINGO GOSHO (NAKATSUKASA SAEMON NO JO DONO GOSHO)
  142. ITAI DOSHIN JI
  143. SHIJO KINGO DONO GOHENJI (KOKUKAI SHO or BUPPO OHO SHOBU SHO)
  144. SHION SHO (IZU GOKANKI SHO)
  145. SHOMITSUBO GOSHO
  146. JIHIKI GOSHO (ICHINICHIKYO GOSHO)

Don Ross listed the Gosho that accord to the above Gosho. I'm working to match them up by title, but the below are those that he found matched Toki's list. The links are gosho from the the SGI's latest translation published in 1999, The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin. These are those from the Major Writings that he says match the Rokunai list. His page is at "http://campross.crosswinds.net/gosho.html", which are considered to be authentic by Nichiren Shu and the other Nichiren Schools. So here is a list of the gosho included below, by their number in the WND's Table of Contents: 2, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 22, 24, 26, 27, 30 part 1, 30 part 2, 37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 49, 54, 55, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63,64,65,66,67,68,69,72,73,76,77,78,79,80,81,82,83,85,87,88,94,95,96,97,98,99,105, 106,111,112,113,114,115,116,117,119,120,122,123,124,133,135,138,140,143,148,149,154,156,157,158,159,162,163,165,166,168.

If you look at the above list, it definately doesn't include all of the Gakkai's favorite Gosho. Part of this is because this list was made by Toki Jonin, who may not have had access to all of them. But part of that reflects the issues covered on our disputed page.

Major Writings Concordance Table

Index to pages in Gakkai Major Writings of Nichiren
On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime Unlisted WND001
On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land Listed WND002
The Postscript to "On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land" Listed WND002
A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering Unlisted WND003
The Izu Exile Unlisted WND004
The Universal Salty Taste WND005
The Four Debts of Gratitude WND006
The Teaching, Capacity, Time, and Country WND007
Questions and Answers about Embracing the Lotus Sutra WND008
The Recitation of the "Expedient Means" and "Life Span" Chapters WND009
Encouragement to a Sick Person WND010
Opening the Eyes of Wooden and Painted Images WND011
The Essence of the "Medicine King" Chapter WND012
Conversation between a Sage and an Unenlightened Man - Part One WND013
Conversation between a Sage and an Unenlightened Man - Part Two WND013
The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra WND014
Reply to Hoshina Goro Taro WND015
The Rationale for Writing "On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land" WND016
The Tripitaka Master Shan-wu-wei WND017
The Essence of the "Life Span" Chapter WND018
Easy Delivery of a Fortune Child WND019
The Birth of Tsukimaro WND020
The Origin of the Service for Deceased Ancestors WND021
Letter from Echi WND022
The Persecution at Tatsunokuchi WND023
Lessening One’s Karmic Retribution WND024
Banishment to Sado WND025
Letter to Priest Nichiro in Prison WND026
Letter from Teradomari WND027
Aspiration for the Buddha Land WND028
The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life WND029
The Opening of the Eyes - Part One WND030
The Opening of the Eyes - Part Two WND030
On the Treasure Tower WND031
Letter from Sado WND032
Reply to Sairen-bo WND033
The Gods Same Birth and Same Name WND034
Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment WND035
Letter to the Sage Nichimyo WND036
The Pure and Far-Reaching Voice WND037
On Prayer WND038
The Object of Devotion for Observing the Mind Established in the Fifth Five-Hundred-Year Period after the Thus Come One’s Passing WND039
The True Aspect of All Phenomena WND040
Letter to Gijo-bo WND041
On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings WND042
On the Buddha’s Prophecy WND043
Reply to Hakiri Saburo WND044
Reply to Kyo’o WND045
On Offering Prayers to the Mandala of the Mystic Law WND046
The Entity of the Mystic Law WND047
On Rebuking Slander of the Law and Eradicating Sins WND048
The Votary of the Lotus Sutra Will Meet Persecution WND049
The Swords of Good and Evil WND050
Letter to Endo Saemon-no-jo WND051
Hell Is the Land of Tranquil Light WND052
On Recommending This Teaching to Your Lord and Avoiding the Offense of Complicity in Slander WND053
The Unity of Husband and Wife WND054
Reply to Niiama WND055
The Difficulty of Sustaining Faith WND056
The Teaching, Practice, and Proof WND057
Reply to the Lay Priest Soya WND058
The Royal Palace WND059
Reply to the Lay Priest of Ko WND060
Letter to the Brothers WND061
Letter to Horen WND062
Letter to the Lay Priest Ichinosawa WND063
The Offering of an Unlined Robe WND064
Winter Always Turns to Spring WND065
The Selection of the Time WND066
Letter to the Lay Nun of Ko WND067
Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain WND068
Reply to the Lay Priest Takahashi WND069
The Supremacy of the Law WND070
Many in Body, One in Mind WND071
The Problem to Be Pondered Night and l)ay WND072
On Upholding Faith in the Gohonzon WND073
The Embankments of Faith WND074
The Mongol Envoys WND075
On Curing Karmic Disease WND076
The Three Obstacles and Four Devils WND077
A Sage Perceives the Three Existences of Life WND078
On Omens WND079
Letter to the Priests of Seicho-ji WND080
Good Fortune in This Life WND081
The Bow and Arrow WND082
Letter to Konichi-bo WND083
The Blessings of the Lotus Sutra WND084
The Story of Ohashi no Taro WND085
Happiness in This World WND086
On Consecrating an Image of Shakyamuni Buddha Made by Shijo Kingo WND087
On Repaying Debts of Gratitude WND088
The Essentials for Attaining Buddbahood WND089
Letter to the Lay Priest Domyo WND090
Propagation by the Wise WND091
The Fourteen Slanders WND092
The Actions of the Votary of the Lotus Sutra WND093
On the Four Stages of Faith and the Five Stages of Practice WND094
The Eight Winds WND095
The Workings of Brahma and Shakra WND096
The Letter of Petition from Yorimoto WND097
On Offerings for Deceased Ancestors WND098
A Warning against Begrudging One’s Fief WND099
Reply to Yasaburo WND100
The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon WND101
The Hero of the World WND102
The Wonderful Means of Surmounting Obstacles WND103
Reply to Matsuno WND104
A Father Takes Faith WND105
The Three Kinds of Treasure WND106
The Third Doctrine WND107
"This Is What I Heard" WND108
Letter to Shomitsu-bo WND109
How Those Initially Aspiring to the Way Can Attain Buddhahood through the Lotus Sutra WND110
No Safety in the Threefold World WND111
Letter to Misawa WND112
The Two Kinds of Faith WND113
Reply to the Followers WND114
The Teaching for the Latter Day WND115
Reply to a Believer WND116
Unseen Virtue and Visible Reward WND117
Flowering and Bearing Grain WND118
An Outline of the "Entrustment" and Other Chapters WND119
The Two Kinds of Illness WND120
The One Essential Phrase WND121
Reply to Tokimitsu WND122
The Sutra of True Requital WND123
The Good Medicine for All Ills WND124
The Farther the Source, the Longer the Stream WND125
The Receipt of New Fiefs WND126
The Drum at the Gate of Thunder WND127
General Stone Tiger WND128
On Prolonging One’s Life Span WND129
The One-eyed Turtle and the Floating Log WND130
Persecution by Sword and Staff WND131
The Teaching That Accords with the Buddha’s Mind WND132
The Unmatched Blessings of the Law WND133
On Establishing the Four Bodhisattvas as the Object of Devotion WND134
Reply to the Wife of Matsuno WND135
King Rinda WND136
Letter to Jakunichi-bo WND137
On Persecutions Befalling the Sage WND138
The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra WND139
The Dragon Gate WND140
Letter to the Lay Priest Nakaoki WND141
"This Person Advances through the World" WND142
The Third Day of the New Year WND143
Letter to Akimoto WND144
Letter to Niike WND145
On Filial and Unfilial Conduct WND146
The Meaning of Faith WND147
A Comparison of the Lotus and Other Sutras WND148
The Treasure of a Filial Child WND149
The Sons Pure Storehouse and Pure Eye WND150
The Doctrine of Attaining Buddhahood in One’s Present Form WND151
White Horses and White Swans WND152
The Place of the Cluster of Blessings WND153
Reply to the Mother of Ueno WND154
Reply to the Lay Nun Nichigon WND155
Great Bodhisattva Hachiman WND156
The Wealthy Man Sudatta WND157
Reply to Onichi-nyo WND158
The Gift of Clear Sake WND159
Reply to Jibu-bo WND160
The Person and the Law WND161
Wu-lung and I-lung WND162
Roots of Good Fortune WND163
Reply to the Lay Nun Myoho WND164
The Proof of the Lotus Sutra WND165
The Treatment of Illness WND166
The Properties of Rice WND167
Great Evil and Great Good WND168
The Kalpa of Decrease WND169
The Gift of Rice WND170
The Bodies and Minds of Ordinary Beings WND171
New Year’s Gosho WND172
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More readings.

For a list of sources for reading Gosho visit these web pages:

Gosho from Nichiren Shoshu and the Gakkai:
Will Kallender pioneered the placing of the Gosho online. Most of the below websites point to the same versions of the Gosho,
Gakkai:
http://www.sgi-usa.org/buddhism/library/Nichiren/gosho.htm
Gosho Study Page
http://www.etherbods.com/gosho/gosho-ejindex/by_wnd_page.shtml
http://ftworthbuddhas.tripod.com/fwbuddhaspage/id11.html
http://home.att.net/~cyberlark/contents.html
Don Ross:
http://campross.crosswinds.net/gosho.html
Nichiren Shoshu
http://nichirenreader.com/
http://ww2.netnitco.net/users/jqpublic/gosho.html
Others:
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~hw8m-mrkm/nonch/people/nichiren.html
Will Kallender pioneered the online availability of Gosho for study purposes. with his site www.gosho.net which he gave to the Sokagakkai. It has been hard to get anyone from the Gakkai to translate or make available Gosho in addition to those already available, pretty much since the dispute with Nichiren Shoshu began. with the exception of this one:>The Honzon Mondo Sho .
This is a rather flowery Gosho written from Mt. Minobu:
http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Bridge/7743/minobu.html. There seem to be copyright issues about this and other Gosho translated by Reverend Kubota:http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Bridge/7743/.
The Honzon Mondo Sho at:
http://www.butsuryushu.org/study/selected-writings-of-nichiren-sh/honzon-mondo-sho/honzon-mondo-sho.htm
Books with Gosho
For the sake of easing use of this site. I am putting bookmarks and sources for information on the yahoogroup "irgosho." To visit these visit this page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/irgosho/links.
To Join irgosho send an email to [email protected] or visit the page:
irgosho group and join it. I will, more than likely, approve your membership.
Also:
Click to subscribe to irgosho
Other Books:
http://la.nichirenshu.org/archive/NBIC/book.htm
Selected Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Note: The order of Goshos above is the same as that of the original list but the numbers attached on the heads of the titles of the Goshos are not proper to them.

Footnotes and miscellaneous sources

Information supplied by Sorin Yasuhara, Kyoto Japan, no sect affiliation) and transmitted by Bruce Maltz. I've seen it elsewhere too, so I think it's valid.

Index of websites:http://www.plebius.com/od/plebius/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Buddhism/Nichiren/

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