Buddhist liturgy is a formalized service of veneration and worship performed within a Buddhist The concept of gongyō is also common in Japanese Pure Land Buddhist schools such as Jodo Shu and Jodo Shinshu. . SGI-USA. p. vi. ISBN ^ Nichiren-Shu Service Book: Dharma, Nichiren. Soka Gakkai International (SGI) members put into practice the teachings of In Nichiren Buddhism, gongyo means to recite part of the Expedient Means (2nd). For a full explanation of the meaning of the passages we recite in gongyo, it is worth reading SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s lectures in the book The Heart of the.
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The Heart of the Lotus Sutra. At the time the Soka Gakkai came into being, Nichiren Shoshu laity were not expected to do gongyo themselves; priests did it on their behalf.
In the Soka Gakkaigongyo is performed to “return to the very foundation of our lives” and “draw wisdom” from inherent Buddha nature and achieves “the fusion or reality yongyo wisdom” . The sutra recitation now takes only about 5 minutes, leaving more time for the primary practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo .
Sti most important gongyo service in Nichiren Shoshu is the Ushitora Gongyo performed daily by the high priest or his proxy when he is unable to officiate. Though in principle Nichiren Shoshu clergy and lay practitioners alike perform gongyo following the three-prayer—five-prayer format passed down through the ages at Head Temple Taisekiji, sometimes people under schedule pressure perform shorter variations while increasing the amount of daimoku they offer. Check date values in: The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
A shorter hymn called the Juniraithe Twelve Praises of Amidacan be used as well. Views Read Edit View history. It is emphasized by the Soka Gakkai, however, that more important than the wording of the prayers is the practitioner’s heartfelt intent in doing gongyo and expressing his or her appreciation and desires . Some, like Nichiren Shoshu and Nichiren Shu has a prescribed formula gonhyo is longheld in their practice use, while others such as Soka Gakkai International variedly changes their Gongyo formats depending on modernity, the most recent being the edition of their liturgy format.
The gongyo of Shingon Buddhism differs amongst various sub-sects, but all of them mainly recite the Hannya Shingyo gomgyo, the mantras of the Thirteen Buddhas and other mantras, the Light Mantraand the gohogo ; the saintly name of Kukai.
Depending on what practice the practitioner wishes to undertake, it can be done at a temple or at home. March Learn how and when to remove sgo template message. This article gongoy additional citations for verification.
A typical order for chanting at these services is: The established format consist of five in the morning and three in the evening, with the Expedient Means and Life Span of the Tathagata chapters recited once for each silent prayer offered. All three terms are common Gongjo words and none is specific to any particular sect or school. The traditional Chinese Buddhist liturgy for morning chanting simplified Chinese: Nichiren Shu has many types of gongyo a person can perform.
The number of recitations depends on which silent prayer is to be offered. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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The silent prayers currently are: Offering the sutra entails reciting the Expedient Means second and the Life Span of the Tathagata sixteenth chapters of the Lotus Sutra ; the silent prayers are five formal meditations expressing gratitude for the Three Treasures as defined in Nichiren Shoshuand the merit accrued through Buddhist practices. Hence the format had changed from time to time through the centuries. The Buddhist LiturgyTaiwan: In larger Pure Land temples, the daily service is performed by priests or ministers, and lay people can optionally attend and recite along if they wish.
What is Gongyo?
Four Stages Arhat Buddha Bodhisattva. By the 90s, prayers of appreciation for the priesthood were abandoned. The current format has evolved over the years.
Ushitora Gongyo takes place in the Grand Reception Hall of Head Temple Taisekiji and follows the format of the five-prayer morning gongyo service.
August Learn how and when to remove this template message. It is done between the eponymous hours of the ox ushi Members of Nichiren Shoshu may only use Juzu prayer beads with pure white cords and white Pom-Pom ornaments, while Nichiren Shoshu priests use an additional set of Juzu prayer beads with white string tassels which they use towards Kito and Lotus Sutra blessings.
This is because chanting as much daimoku as possible is the main practice of the Nichiren Shoshu faithful, whereas the sutra recitations are an auxiliary practice.
Retrieved from ” https: In the 70s, silent prayers were added for the success of the Soka Gakkai itself, and in memory of its first two deceased presidents. Furthermore, when extreme circumstances prevent someone from performing gongyo according to established convention, it is considered by Nichiren Shoshu members to do a shortened version and chant lots of daimoku than to lose daily contact with the Gohonzon. Nichiren established no formal procedure for gongyo other than the recitation of the 2nd and 16th chapters of the Lotus Sutra, and at times even just the verse section of the 16th chapter.
Buddhist liturgy is a formalized service of veneration and worship performed within a Buddhist Sangha community in nearly every traditional denomination and sect in fongyo Buddhist world.
Originally, it followed the format of Nichiren Shoshuu.