The Physical Gohonzon

Though the physical gohonzon provides a concrete focus for our devotion and contemplation, the gohonzon in its fullest sense transcends any particular form or concept used to represent it, though it includes them as well. It is certainly not merely an idol or object of worship. Rather, the gohonzon is the selfless and compassionate nature of reality that all beings can awaken to as their own true nature.

Lotus World: An Illustrated Guide to the Gohonzon