Fundamentals

The Symbolism of Objects Placed on the Altar

Fundamentals

Greens, incense, candles, fresh water and fruit are placed on the altar as an expression of sincerity, respect and praise for the Gohonzon. While chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and reciting the sutra are fundamental, such offerings fall into the category of formalities, which are meant to dignify the altar area. Most important is our sincere spirit to

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