Gen-sho no Ri-yaku de Shin wo okosasete Mirai wo sukuu Soshi no Go-honni
On the surface, it means "Divine favor of gen-sho leads to have a faith and it's a So-shi(Nichiren Shounin)'s real will".
Kan-san-kei starts just from Today(6th January) to 5th February!! At this time every year, we train our mind and remember So-shi and this tradition continues from the era when he was alive.(Concretely, when he got religious persecution, a couple who was one of his believers serviced with sincerity. Then following their example, we succeed to their mind and do)
Especially from this year, we prepare for celebrating 800th anniversary of his Birth. So we have to do our best even more than in past years!
Now Day 1.
Why we have to train our mind? For example, the tree is dead if its root is rotten. In the same way, we, humen beings, are just animal if our mind goes bad. So, it's the most important to train our will.
Buddhism teaches us the truth of Cause and Effect and everything can be explained by them. You know the cause is your doings in the past. Good deed leads to good result and the same with the opposite.
"Gensho" is that the result come up visually and it has only twe things, "Ri-yaku"(divine favor) and "Go-bachi"(divine punishment). If Gen-sho appears as Ri-yaku, we can trust in this "Odaimoku" because it helps us so much!! You can see what happens just in your presence, so you can have a faith surely before you listen to someone's explanation.
By the way, do you know what's the meaning "So-shi's real will"?
So-shi is The Venerable Nichiren. The origin of his name, Nichiren, is to illuminate the darkness in people's mind with the Lotus Sutra(The Saddharma Pundarika Sutra). We, Honmon Butsuryusyu, carry out his wishes!!
Let's see what's Honmon Butsuryusyu and why we decide to practice with the Lotus Sutra for this one month, then, train our mind in order that Gen-sho becomes visible as Ri-yaku(it means you are happy)!