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2 years ago  ::  Mar 19, 2012 - 11:49PM #1
OliverBerlin
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Hello, greetings from Berlin, Germany.

I live in a very international town and meet often people from other countries, speaking other languages. When i invite them for a Gongyo i can generaly explain what is going on but when it comes to the details (and other languages than english) i stuck. I am no native speaker as you mention.

I have signed up here in the great hope that all of you can help me with my big task:

Creating a book or folder with "How to do a Gongyo" explanation in every language (that we achive to translate).

The Tutorial should explain exactly what to do and when. How often sound the bell, when to do the silent praysers, differences between the morning and evening Gongyo. And so on. Sometimes the ceremony is done differently in other countrys. I found a explanation of the US version of the Gongyo -  we could use this as a starting point. I add the text in the first reply to this treat. Please let me know if there are any errors in it.

If you like to translate the text to another language, please contact me via privat message or post your translation here as a reply.

I thank you in advance. It would be great to have much languages in the book. Please help me to achieve my goal.

Now, here comes the text (next reply, below). This does not include the daily guidance reading (or what´s it called in english :-). Could someone add me a line of text that explains the reading of the daily guide text ? Please do it in one short sentence.

Thank you very much! Oliver.

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2 years ago  ::  Mar 19, 2012 - 11:51PM #2
OliverBerlin
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The Gongyo goes as follows

You sound the bell and chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo six times.

Silent Prayers

The first, second, and third silent prayer are to be said in the morning.
The second, third, and fourth silent prayer are to be said in the evening.
Then you are supposed to say the silent prayers to yourself.

First Silent Prayer
Aprreciation for Life's Protective Forces (shoten zenjin)

I offer appreciation to the functions is life and the environment (shoten zenjin) that serve to protect us, and pary that these protective powers be further strengthened and enhanced through my practice of the Law.

Chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo three times.

Then continue by reciting the sutra.

Hoben-pon dai ni. Niji seson. Ju sanmai. An jo ni ki.
Go shari hotsu. Sho- but chi e. Jinjin muryo. Go Chi e mon.
Nange nannyu. Issai Shomon. Hyaku shi butsu. Sho fu no chi.
Sho i sha ga. Butsu zo shingon. Hyaku sen man noku. Mushu sho butsu.
Jin gyo sho butsu. Muryo doho. Yumyo shojin. Mi zo u ho.
Zui gi sho setsu. Ishu nange. Shari hotsu. Go ju jo butsu irai.
Shuju innen. Shuju hiyu. Ko en gonkyo. Mu shu hoben.
Indo shujo. Ryo ri sho jaku. Sho-i sha ga. Nyorai hoben.
Chi-ken hari mitsu. Kai i gu-soku. Shari hotsu. Nyorai chi-ken.
Kodai jinnon. Muryo muge. Riki. Mu-sho-i. Zenjo.
Gedas. Sanmai Jin nyu musai. Joju issai. Miz-o-u ho.
Shari hotsu. Nyorai chi-ken. Kodai jinnon. Muryo muge.
Riki. Mu-sho-i. Zenjo. Gedas.
Sanmai. Jin nyu musai. Joju isai. Mi-zo-u ho.
Shari hotsu. Nyorai no. Shuju fun-betsu. Gyo ses sho ho.
Gon-ji nuynan. Ekka shushin. Shari hotsu. Shu gyo gon shi.
Muryo muhen. Mi-zo-u ho. Bus shitsu joju. Shi shari-hotsu.
Fu shu bu setsu. Sho-i sha ga. Bus sho joju. Dai ichi ke-u.
Nange shi ho. Yui butsu you butsu. Nai no kujin. Shoho jisso.

Sho-i shoho. Nyo ze so. Nyo ze sho. No ze tai.
Nyo ze riki. Nyo ze sa. Nyo ze in. Nyo ze en.
Nyo ze ka. Nyo ze ho. Nyo ze honmak kukyo to.
Sho-i shoho. Nyo ze so. Nyo ze sho. No ze tai.
Nyo ze riki. Nyo ze sa. Nyo ze in. Nyo ze en.
Nyo ze ka. Nyo ze ho. Nyo ze honmak kukyo to.
Sho-i shoho. Nyo ze so. Nyo ze sho. No ze tai.
Nyo ze riki. Nyo ze sa. Nyo ze in. Nyo ze en.
Nyo ze ka. Nyo ze ho. Nyo ze honmak kukyo to.


The next line is said slowly.

Nyo ze honmak kukyo to.

We pause here, then continue.

Myo ho ren ge kyo.

Nyorai Ju-ryo-hon. Dai ju-roku. Ji ga toku bur rai. Sho kyo sho kosshu.
Muryo hyaku sen man. Oku sai asogi. Jo seppo kyoke. Mushu oku shujo.
Ryo nyu o butsu-do. Nirai muryo ko. I do shujo ko. Hoben gen nehan.
Ni jitsu fu mestu-do. Jo ju shi seppo. Jo ju shi seppo. Ga j o ju o shi.
I sho jin - zu-riki. Ryo tendo shujo. Sui gon hi fu ken. Shu ken ga metsu-do.
Ko kuyo shari. Gen kai e renbo. Ni sho katsu-go shin. Shujo ki shin-buku.
Shichi-jiki i nyunan. Isshin yok ken butsu. Fu ji shaku shinmyo. Ji ga gyu shuso.
Ku shutsu ryojusen. Ga ji go shujo. Jo zai shi fu-metsu. I ho-ben-rik ko.
Gen u metsu fu metsu. Yo-koku u shujo. Kygyo shingyo sha. Ga bu o hi chu.
I setsu mujo ho. Nyoto fu mon shi. Tan ni ga metsu-do. Ga ken sho shujo.
Motsu-zai o kukai. Ko fu i gen shin. Ryo go sho katsu-go. In go shin renbo.
Nai shutsu i seppo. Jin zu riki nyo ze. O asogi ko. Jo zai ryojusen.
Gyu yo sho jusho. Shujo ken ko jin. Dai ka sho sho ji. Ga shi do annon.
Tennin jo juman. Onrin sho do-kaku. Shuju ho shogon. Hoju ta keka.
Shujo sho yu-raku. Shoten gyaku tenku. Jo sas^shu gi-gaku. U mandara ke.
San butsu gyu daishu. Ga jodo fu ki. Ni shu ken sho jin. Ufu sho kuno.
Nyo ze shitsu juman. Ze sho zai shujo. I aku-go innen. Ka asogi ko.
Fu mon sanbo myo. Sho u shu ku-doku. Nyuwa shichi-jiki sha. Sokkai ken gashin.
Zai shi ni seppo. Waku-ji i shi shu. Setsu butsu-ju muryo. Ku nai ken bussha.
I setsu butsu nan chi. Ga chi-riki nyo ze. Eko sho muryo. Jumyo mushu ko.
Ku shugo sho toku. Nyoto u chi sha. Mot^to shi sho gi. To dan ryo yo jin.
Butsu-go jip^puko. Nyo i zen hoben. I ji o shi ko. Jitsu zai ni gon shi.
Mu no sek^komo. Ga yaku i se bu. Ku sho kugen sha. I bonbu tendo.
Jitsu zai ni gon metsu. I joken ga ko. Ni sho kyoshi shin. Ho-itsu jaku go-yoku.
Da o aku-do chu. Ga jo chi shujo. Gyo do fu gyo do. Zui o sho ka do.
I ses^shuju ho. Mai ji sa ze nen. I ga ryo shujo. Toku nyu mu-jo do.


Once again this last line is said slowly.

Soku joju busshin.

 
The bell is run again and Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is chanted three times again.

Then you begin chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo repeatedly for as long as you feel like chanting. It depends on what you are chanting for.

The following is the last silent prayers.                 

Second silent prayer
Appreciation for the Gohonzon

I acknowledge my debt of gratitude and offer profound appreciation to he Dai-Gohonzon of the Three Great Secret Laws, which was bestowed upon the entire world; to Nichiren Daishonin, the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law; and to Nikko Shonin. I acknowledge my debt of gratitude and offer appreciation for Nichimoku Shonin.

Chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo three times.

Third Silent Prayer
For the attainment of Kosen-rufu 

I pray that the great desire for kosen-rufu be fulfilled, and that the Soka Gakkai International develop in this endeavor for countless generations and offer appreciation for the founding presidents - Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda and Daisaku Ikeda - for their eternal examples of selfless dedication to the propagation of the Law.


Chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo three times.

Fourth Silent Prayer
Personal prayers and Prayer for the Deceased 

I pray to bing forth Buddhahood from within my life and accomplish my own human revolution, change my destiny and fulfill my wishes in the pesent and the future.

Offer additional prayers here.

I pray for my deceased relatives and for all those who have passed away, particularly for these individuals: ...

(Sound the bell continuously while offering prayers.)

Chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo three times.

I pray for peace thoughout the world and the happiness of all living beings.

Sound the bell and chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo three times to conlude, group chants in unison.

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2 years ago  ::  May 01, 2012 - 2:36PM #3
Bob_the_Lunatic
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And herein lies another problem:  So....  based on the latest prayers of Soka Gakkai, are we to understand that only the first 2 priests of this sect deserve gratitude?  What about Nichimoku?  


What about Nichikan?   Do we not have Gohonzon ONLY because of Nichikan?  Yet, he is not worth mention.  



The Gakkai cannot erradicate the importance of the priesthood.  I am not saying the priesthood is right in the past century, there is no question there were and likely are problems.  But to lump in 64 priests with one questionable priest is equally as questionable.  There is no logic to it, and I challenge any Gakkai member who wishes to stand by the TRUE claim that "Buddhism is Reason", to prove it or admit this is incorrect.   Show me the reason in ignoring all these priests, along with Nikken and a few others with legitimate gripes against them?  Is the new prayer book not saying they are all bad from #3 to #67?  Do you really believe that?


Do you think there would be a Gakkai without those priests?  Do you really think the 3 presidents deserve the same status in the prayer book as the 3 treasures?  Does Toda have the same status as Nichiren?  Does Makiguchi have the same status as the Dai-Gohonzon?  How exactly does the Gakkai ignore the entirety of the priesthood WITHOUT ignoring the Dai-Gohonzon?  Tozan is no longer important?  No efforts now toward dialog or peace?  


Does any Gakkai member or preferably leader (hopefully one that at least can name the 10 worlds...) have an answer for any of these valid and important questions?

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2 years ago  ::  May 01, 2012 - 3:36PM #4
etoro
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Bob -


Your views are weak, shallow, one sided and easily refutable.  In fact your simply wasting your time and causing yourself more harm than good.

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2 years ago  ::  Jul 23, 2012 - 11:57PM #5
illarraza
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May 1, 2012 -- 2:36PM, Bob_the_Lunatic wrote:


And herein lies another problem:  So....  based on the latest prayers of Soka Gakkai, are we to understand that only the first 2 priests of this sect deserve gratitude?  What about Nichimoku?  


What about Nichikan?   Do we not have Gohonzon ONLY because of Nichikan?  Yet, he is not worth mention.  



The Gakkai cannot erradicate the importance of the priesthood.  I am not saying the priesthood is right in the past century, there is no question there were and likely are problems.  But to lump in 64 priests with one questionable priest is equally as questionable.  There is no logic to it, and I challenge any Gakkai member who wishes to stand by the TRUE claim that "Buddhism is Reason", to prove it or admit this is incorrect.   Show me the reason in ignoring all these priests, along with Nikken and a few others with legitimate gripes against them?  Is the new prayer book not saying they are all bad from #3 to #67?  Do you really believe that?


Do you think there would be a Gakkai without those priests?  Do you really think the 3 presidents deserve the same status in the prayer book as the 3 treasures?  Does Toda have the same status as Nichiren?  Does Makiguchi have the same status as the Dai-Gohonzon?  How exactly does the Gakkai ignore the entirety of the priesthood WITHOUT ignoring the Dai-Gohonzon?  Tozan is no longer important?  No efforts now toward dialog or peace?  


Does any Gakkai member or preferably leader (hopefully one that at least can name the 10 worlds...) have an answer for any of these valid and important questions?




The Gakkai has tons of priests and a pope, business suited priests "wearing clothing of patched rags."


Illarraza




 

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4 months ago  ::  Dec 27, 2013 - 4:54AM #6
secilllllllll
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I'm from PDBSI(Parisadha Buddha Dharma Indonesia), but usually called with NSI


I do gongyo everyday, morning and evening.


When we start gongyo, we need to ring the bell for 3 times and then said Nammyohorengekyo, after that ring the bell for 7 times and then said Myohorenggekyo Hoben-pon Dai Ni and  so on until you read Mhohorenggekyo Nyorai ju-ryo-hon Dai ju-roku, you need to ring the bell for 3 times, and so on till u read Soku-joju-Busin, u need to ring the bell for 5 times, then you read the silent prayers and you repeat it from the begining form 7 times bell rang.


For the morning, we read all the silent prayers, from the first till the fifth


For the evening ,we read the second, third and the fifth of the silent prayers


I think gongyo in every language is same, but we can deliver the content of lotus sutra inmany language


In NSI, we have a magazine named Samantabadra, and in that magazine the teaching(lotus sutra)  written in 3 language, Indonesian,Chinnese, and English.


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