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 Buddhist LiturgyTaiwan: Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi abstracted and modified this word from an earlier classic of Taoism – Laozi’s Tao Te Chingin vongyo it states: Check date values in: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Note that the number of or the length of time daimoku is chanted between the final sutra recitation and silent prayer, is discretionary. Four Stages Arhat Buddha Bodhisattva. Ushitora Gongyo takes place in the Grand Reception Hall of Head Temple Taisekiji and follows the format of the five-prayer morning gongyo service.
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It is done between the eponymous hours of the ox ushi Variations on this basic gongyo format, gingyo of different combinations of the Expedient Means Chapter and parts of the Life Span of the Tathagata Chapter, are also offered on certain occasions, such as at mid-day meetings, before chanting daimoku for extended periods, and at funerals and celebrations. This article needs additional citations for verification. It is often done one or more times a day and can vary amongst the TheravadaMahayanaand Vajrayana sects.
Nichiren Shu has many types of gongyo a person can perform. 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 gonygo gratitude for the Three Treasures as defined in Nichiren Shoshuand the merit accrued through Buddhist practices.
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. 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 gonbyo the tiger as “the beginning of light,” and ones that describe all Buddhas as having attained enlightenment at this time.
In traditional Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, lay practitioners may also chant a hymn written by Shinran called the Shoshingewhich is not a sutra per sebut expounds the lineage with which Jodo Shinshu owes its beliefs. 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 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. 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.
The gongyo of Shingon Buddhism differs amongst various sub-sects, but all of them mainly recite the Hannya Shingyothe mantras of the Thirteen Buddhas and other mantras, the Light Mantraand the gohogo ; the saintly name of Kukai.
Nichiren Buddhists perform a form of gongyo that consists of reciting certain passages of the Lotus Sutra and chanting daimoku.
The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject. The traditional Chinese Buddhist liturgy for morning chanting simplified Chinese: Hence the format had changed from time to time through the centuries.
Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Each recitation of the sutra passages is followed three “prolonged daimoku ” hiki-daimokuwherein each syllable pronounced distinctly and drawn out: The Heart of the Lotus Sutra. 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.
Originally, it followed the format of Nichiren Shoshuu.
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The current format has evolved over the years. The passage from the hour of the ox to the hour of the tiger therefore symbolizes the transition from the unenlightened condition of a common mortal to the enlightened condition of a Buddha, so the performance of gongyo at this hour serves as a reminder of the true purpose of Fongyo practice: Please help improve this article by adding citations gonyyo reliable sources.
Chinese Buddhist philosophers borrowed this word from Gongo classics, and it spread to Korea, Japan, Vietnam with Buddhism. A typical order for chanting at these services is: Buddhist liturgy is a formalized service of veneration and worship performed within a Buddhist Sangha community in nearly every traditional denomination and sect in the Buddhist world.
The rubbing of Juzu prayer beads is prohibited during both Gongyo and Shodai or prolonged chanting in Nichiren Shoshu.
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. Nichiren Shoshu Basics of Practicepp.
The liturgy mainly consists of chanting or reciting a sutra or passages from a sutra, a mantra especially in Vajrayanaand several gathas.
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