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gohonzon

(ɡəʊˈhɒnzɒn)
n
(Buddhism) (in Nichiren Buddhism) the paper scroll to which devotional chanting is directed
[from Japanese go an honorific prefix + honzon object of respect]
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In one of Nichiren's most significant letters The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon, Nichiren states:
A particularly interesting case study regarding the change in rituals is MacWilliams's (2006) case study on the Gohonzon controversy.
Techno-ritualization: The Gohonzon controversy on the Internet.
2) The Gohonzon is a mandala said originally to have been inscribed by Nichiren [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1222-82) himself.
He was presented with his Gohonzon, a scroll with Chinese and Sanskrit characters on it.
Believe it or not, my Gohonzon, which is my Buddhist scroll that I chant to every day.