The Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin

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      Nichiren was persecuted throughout his lifetime by the Japanese government and by religious powers who considered his revolutionary teachings a grave threat to their continued authority.   Nevertheless, the letters he wrote to his followers, often under the most dire conditions, illustrated that even in the midst of the greatest challenge, he was able to realize the great beauty of life and feel joy and compassion for others - the state of Buddhahood.  These letters and treatises collected in English as The Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, are among the primary study materials for his disciples.  Please realize that this is a work in progress, and as such, will have minor errors and omissions.

These Gosho have been superceded by the recent release of "The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin" To cross reference the titles, please see the metadata index.

Volume 1 Volume 2
On Attaining Buddhahood Rissho Ankoku Ron
A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering Postscript to the Rissho Ankoku Ron
The Persecution at Tatsunokuchi Rationale for Submitting the Rissho Ankoku Ron
Lessening the Karmic Retribution The Izu Exile
Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life The Opening of the Eyes - Part One - Part Two
On The Treasure Tower The Causal Law of Life
Letter From Sado Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment
The True Object of Worship Letter to Gijo-bo
The True Entity of Life Hell is the Land of Tranquil Light
On Practicing The Buddha's Teachings Curing Karmic Disease
On the Buddha's Prophecy A Sage Perceives the Three Existences of Life
Reply to Kyo-o Letter to the Priests of Seicho-ji
The Swords of Good and Evil The Three Kinds of Treasure
The Difficulty of Sustaining Faith The Three Obstacles and Four Devils
Letter to the Brothers Two Kinds of Faith
Winter Always Turns to Spring Persecution by Sword and Staff
On Itai Doshin The Proof of the Lotus Sutra
The Embankments of Faith
Happiness in This World
Admonitions against Slander
Propagation by the Wise
On the Buddha's Behaviour
The Eight Winds
The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon
On Flowers and Seeds
The One Essential Phrase
General Stone Tiger
On Prolonging Life
Letter to Jakunichi-bo
On Persecutions Befalling the Buddha
The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra
The Dragon Gate
Letter To Niike
The Person and the Law
The Gift of Rice
New Year's Gosho
Volume 3 Volume 4
The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra The Universal Salty Taste
The Essence of the Juryo Chapter "The Teaching, Capacity, Time, and Country"
The Birth of Tsukimaro Opening the Eyes of Wooden or Painted Images
Letter to Nichimyo Shonin Reply to Hoshina Goro Taro
Bestowal of the Mandala of the Mystic Law The Learned Doctor Shan-wu-wei
Reply to Nii-ama Easy Delivery of a Fortune Child
The Royal Palace The Origin of Urabon
The Selection of the Time Letter from Teradomari
The Supremacy of the Law "Teaching, Practice, and Proof"
The Fourteen Slanders The Offering of a Summer Robe
The Workings of Bonten and Taishaku Letter to Ko-no-ama Gozen
The Supreme Leader of the World On Omens
Thus I Heard Letter to Konichi-bo
Letter to Misawa Repaying Debts of Gratitude
The Teaching for the Latter Day A Warning against Begrudging One's Fief
Reply to a Believer The Two Kinds of Illness
The Treatment of Illness The One-eyed Turtle and the Floating Sandalwood Log
The Farther the Source, the Longer the Stream Wu-Lung and I-Lung
Establishing the Four Bodhisattvas as the Object of Worship
A Comparison of the Lotus Sutra and Other Sutras
Volume 5 Volume 6
The Four Debts of Gratitude Recitation of the Hoben and Juryo Chapters
Questions and Answers on Embracing the Lotus Sutra Encouragement to a Sick Person
Conversation between a Sage and an Unenlightened Man - Part One | Part Two Reply to Lord Hakiri Saburo
Banishment to Sado Rebuking Slander of the Law and Eradicating Sins
Letter to Priest Nichiro in Prison The Votary of the Lotus Sutra Will Meet Persecution
Aspiration for the Buddha Land Letter to Endo Saemon-no-jo
The Pure and Far-Reaching Voice On Recommending This Teaching to Your Lord
The Property of Rice Letter to Ichinosawa Nyudo
The Unity of Husband and Wife Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain
Great Evil and Great Good Reply to Takahashi Nyudo
Reply to Soya Nyudo The Kalpa of Decrease
The Problem to Be Pondered Night and Day The Story of Ohashi no Taro
Upholding Faith in the Gohonzon Consecrating an Image of Shakyamuni Buddha Made by Shijo Kingo
The Mongol Envoys Letter to Domyo Zemmon
Good Fortune in This Life How Those Initially Aspiring to the Way Can Attain Buddhahood through the Lotus Sutra
Letter to Myomitsu Shonin On the Four Stages of Faith and the Five Stages of Practice
Letter of Petition from Yorimoto Reply to Yasaburo
Reply to Lord Matsuno A Father Takes Faith
Letter to Shomitsu-bo The Sutra of True Requital
Unseen Virtue and Visible Reward The Receipt of New Fiefs
An Outline of the Zokurui and Other Chapters The Bodies and Minds of Ordinary Beings
Beneficial Medicine for All Ills "This Person Will Practice Among the People"
The Drum at the Gate of Thunder On Filial and Unfilial Conduct
Letter to Nakaoki Nyudo The Treasure of a Filial Child
The Meaning of Faith Reply to Lord Shijo Kingo
Reply to Nichigon-ama Reply to Myoho Bikuni Gozen
The Wealthy Man Sudatta
Volume 7 Reference Material
The Essence of the Yakuo Chapter Source Information
Letter from Echi Power Search - More Search Options
Reply to Sairen-bo The Ten Most Important Gosho (according to Nikko Shonin)
On Prayer Learning From the Gosho
The Entity of the Mystic Law Ongi Kuden - Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings
Reply to Ko Nyudo   
Letter to Horen   
The Bow and Arrow   
The Third Doctrine   
The Wonderful Means of Surmounting Obstacles   
No Safety in the Threefold World   
Reply to the Followers   
Reply to Tokimitsu   
The Teaching in Accordance with the Buddha's Own Mind   
The Unmatched Fortune of the Law   
Reply to Lord Matsuno's Wife   
On the Urabon   
King Rinda   
The Third Day of the New Year   
Letter to Akimoto   
Jozo and Jogen   
The Doctrine of Attaining Buddhahood in One's Present Form   
White Horses and White Swans   
Reply to the Mother of Lord Ueno   
Bodhisattva Hachiman   
Reply to Lady Onichi-nyo   
Clear Sake Gosho   
Reply to Jibu-bo   
Roots of Good Fortune   

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