The Nichiren Shu is a Buddhist Order founded by the religious
prophet and reformer, Nichiren
Shonin (1222-1282). He espoused the doctrine that
the Lotus Sutra represents the embodiment of the genuine teachings
of Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, the Savior of
Our belief in this doctrine is affirmed by our chanting of
the Odaimoku (Sacred Title) : "Namu Myoho Renge Kyo,"
that is "Adoration to the Scripture of the Lotus of the
We believe that Nichiren Shonin was the messenger of the
Buddha who has guided us in cultivating our Buddha nature,
a quality inherent in all beings, and establishing a way of
consonant with the eternal truths preached by the Buddha.
We vow to the Buddha and Nichiren Shonin that we will strive
to engender peace within ourselves and throughout the world
by disseminating the teaching expounded in the Lotus