Buddhist liturgy is a formalized service of veneration and worship performed within a Buddhist In Japan, gongyo is also sometimes called o-tsutome (お勤め ) or shōjin (精進). All three terms are common Japanese words and none is specific. Literally, gongyo means “assiduous (constant) practice.” In Nichiren Buddhism, gongyo means to recite part of the Expedient Means (2nd) chapter and the verse .

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I ses shuju ho. The significance of performing Ushitora Gongyo at this time of day derives from earlier Buddhist teachings that describe the hour of the ox as “the end of darkness” and the hour of the tiger as “the beginning of light,” and ones that describe all Buddhas as having attained enlightenment at this time. You may improve this articlediscuss the issue on the talk pageor create a new articleas appropriate.

Jitsu zai ni gon shi. Another is that if one is chanting with a group, only the leader of the prayer will recite the title of the chapter.


The essential basis of our faith and practice lies in the five morning and three evening prayers that we recite during Gongyo each day.

Ga jo chi shujo.

Sho u shu ku-doku. It is done between the eponymous hours of the ox ushi San butsu gyu daishu. Gyo do fu gyo do.

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Mot to shi sho gi. Nyo ze honmak kukyo to.

Jitsu zai ni gon metsu. The important thing, therefore, is for each person to make wise judgments so that he or she will be able to carry out a practice of gongyo filled with joy at all times.

All three terms are common Japanese words and none is specific to any particular sect or school. Da o aku-do chu. I joken go ko.

Mai ji sa ze nen. The word Gongyo originated in ancient China; although nowadays it is more often used in Buddhism, it first appeared in the Taoism classic Zhuang Zi. Terms of Use Contact. The 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. Jo ju shi seppo.

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Ryo nyu o butsu-do. Shu ken ga metsu-do. Gyo ses sho ho. Yui butsu yo butsu. One can usually tell when the level of satisfaction is reached in their daimoku as each individual is different.


Sitting in front of the Gohonzon, so that it is in perfect view, one rings a bell and chants prolonged daimoku followed by Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo three times to commence gongyo. In go shin renbo.

Ryo ri sho jaku. The times for these services will vary depending on the individual branch, and individual temple. With deepest respect, Gohgyo offer my profound gratitude and appreciation to Nikko Shonin.

Ku sho kugen sha. Toku nyu mu-jo do.

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March Learn bongyo and when to remove this template message. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Ni jitsu fu metsu-do. There is no rule as to how long one must chant daimoku during gongyo.