For the Biginners

A simple guide towards the basic doctrines of Honmon Butsuryu Shu (HBS). Kindly note that there might be some buddhist terminology, which you may find unfamiliar. Our intention in this series of articles is to answer you the question "Why one should follow HBS faith & practice".

Our Practice - Vocal Recitation of “Namu Myoho Renge Kyo”

Children reciting "Namu Myoho Renge Kyo".Practice of HBS bases on the vocal recitation of the Odaimoku Namu Myoho Renge Kyo.Recitation (Chanting) the Odaimoku single mindedly in front of a Namu Myoho Renge Kyo inscribed Gohonzon bestow us the...

The Lotus Sutra

It was known as The King of Sutras, Teaching of the greatest victory and even as The Teaching of Reality from ancient days and revered by masses with utmost respect faith.The Lotus Sutra received such reverence in many countries around the wo...

Primordial Eight Chapters

In the primordial part of Lotus Sutra, eight chapters starting from Chapter 15 (Emergence of Bodhisattvas sprang from Earth) to Chapter 22 (Transmission) are known as the Primordial Eight Chapters.We give an emphasis to the teachings preached in these p...

Bodhisattva Jogyo (Vishishta charithra)

In the 16th chapter (Life span of Thathagatha) that comes in the Primordial eight chapters of Lotus Sutra, Buddha reveals his true form as the eternal existence of Primordial Buddha from the remote past (ku-on).Appeared in this sacred form of Primordial...

Sowing seeds of Primordial Cause to Buddhahood

Seed of enlightenment will be sown into the mind of anyone who chant the Odaimoku, Namu Myoho Renge Kyo. This is known as the Sowing the primordial cause of Buddhahood. Primordial Buddha in the 16th Ch. (Life Span of Thathagatha) of Lotus Sutra preache...

What happens when you recite Namu Myoho Renge Kyo?

A follower who speaks her experiences of practice at a HBS religious session.Lets find out what actually happens when we chant Namu Myoho Renge Kyo, as revealed in the Primordial Eight chapters of the Lotus Sutra and entrusted to Bodhisattva Jogyo, whic...

“Okyomu-san” – Monks of HBS

Ordained Priests are referred to as Kyomu and even sometimes as Koshi in HBS. Lay followers usually address them with reverence as Okyomu-san or Okoshi.HBS founder Nissen Shonin. The founder of HBS conducted the inaugural congregation of Honmon Butsuryu...

Gohomon – Dharma Discourses of HBS

Dharma discourses in HBS is known as Gohomon which is seemingly similar to the common Sermons or Preachings yet the content of a Gohomon is to guide the followers in the faithful practice path of Odaimoku.Word Ho in this term means the doctrines of the ...

Okyoke & Shakubuku - Approaches in Propagation

Nichiren Shonin delivering a street-side sermon to by passers in ancient capital of Kamakura.In the Chapter on the Lifespan of the Buddha (16th Ch.) which comes in the primordial part of the Lotus Sutra, Buddha has preached as follows;「常説法教化」All ...

Our Greeting – Arigato Gozaimasu

HBS members have a custom to greet each other by saying Arigato Gozaimasu whenever they meet. This might sound confusing to some since the term Arigato Gozaimasu is commonly translated into English as Thank You. So why do HBS members say thank you as a ...