Three Great Secret Laws
Three Great Secret Laws (三大秘宝) (or also "Three Great Secret Dharmas") are the fundamental teachings in Nichiren Buddhism, which include Hommon-no-honzon (本門の本尊: object of devotion of the essential teaching), Hommon-no-kaidan (本門の戒壇: sanctuary of the essential teaching), and Hommon-no-daimoku （本門の題目: daimoku of the essential teaching).
|Nichiren Shu||Nichiren Shoshu||Soka Gakkai|
|Honzon||・The Essential Focus of Reverence (Gohonzon)
・ Shakyamuni Buddha is none other than the embodiment of the Eternal Buddha:
|・ The Dai-Gohonzon, inscribed by Nichiren Daishonin on October 12, 1279||・The object of devotion in terms of the Person: Nichiren (the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law)
・The object of devotion in terms of the Law: Nichiren’s mandala that embodies the eternal and intrinsic Law of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
|Kaidan||・Any place where one chants the Odaimoku||・The place where the Dai-Gohonzon will be enshrined at the time of Kosen-rufu||・The place where one enshrines the object of devotion and chants Nam-myoho-renge-kyo|
|Daimoku||・Namu-myoho-renge-kyo (embodies the essence of the Lotus Sutra, it contains all of the qualities of Buddhahood)||・Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo (The True Invocation carries the significance of both faith and practice)||・Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with belief in Gohonzon of the essential teaching referring to the teaching of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo (not to the essential teaching defined as the latter half of the Lotus Sutra)|
(The table is summarized from the texts by each sect)
・Nichikan (1725). Rokkan-shō (Six-Volume Writings)
・Montgomery, Daniel (1991). Fire In The Lotus. London: Mand ala (Harper Collins).
・Masatoshi Ueki (1992). Sanju-Hiden-Sho-Ronko (A study on the Sanju-Hiden-Sho) [in Japanese]. Kokoku-Shoin, Tokyo.
・Zuiei Itou (1992). Sandai hihou bonjouji no keiryoubunkengaku teki shin kenkyu [in Japanese]. Osaki haku-hou. No. 148
・Fumihiko Sueki (1999). Nichiren's Problematic Works. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. 26(3/4), pp. 261-280