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iGongyo

By adaptIO LLC

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Description

Helping chanters in the following countries:
United States
United Kingdom
Italia
Brazil
Singapore
Japan
Malaysia
Philipines
Nederland
Canada
India
Germany
Sweden

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iGongyo is an elegant app that will get you to chant quickly and without resistance. No confusing options to configure before you begin chanting. Simply start the application and begin your practice. Just double click to return to the Butsodan.

Chants kindle the spiritual energies within us. They make a positive effect on our mind and heart and bring us nearer to our souls.

iGongyo will help you begin your practice or continue it without hesitation. iGongyo will help you build your confidence in chanting. No need to chant alone at home or when traveling.

Simply start the app and your iPhone will be transported into a Buddhist shrine where you can gaze upon an inspiring Gohonzon and hear the voice of prayer.

You can chant Daimoku or Gongyo with a group as you view the Gohonzon.

NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO!

Translated:
NAM = DEVOTION

MYOHO = MYSTIC LAW; MYO=TO REVIVE /RETURN TO LIFE/TO OPEN/TO ENDOW; HO=DEATH

RENGE = LOTUS FLOWER*, SIMULTANEITY OF CAUSE AND EFFECT

KYO = SOUND, VIBRATION, TEACHING, SUTRA

What's New in Version 1.1

* Trimmed audio of gongyo to start without delay
* Swapped Gohonzon image
* Fixed iPad splash image being cutoff

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Customer Reviews

This is good... EXCEPT it could be FANTASTIC...

First off, could the user insert their prefered Gonhonzon? (I'm not here to start a debate, I am not SGI, I am an independent practitioner.) I prefer a Gohonzon that was inscribed by Nichiren - The "Prayer/Medicine Gohonzon" for example...
Second off, can we edit the "Liturgy"? About 1/3rd of it is no longer used.
Third, Can we have an option in "Daimoku" to chant either the phrase "Namu Myoho Renge Kyo," or "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo"?
If these options could be included/updated, this would be the perfect app, and I'll be happy to give this 5 stars PLUS! Thank you!

No Substitute for a Gohonzon

While the application is okay and helps people to chant and practice. You should be wary of the fact that it is no sustitute for the Gohonzon. In fact, if you chant to this Gohonzon, you are slandering the Teachings. If you really need support for chanting and practicing gongyo you should contact the nearest Temple or Buddhist Group. They have introduction to Buddhism every month and they have daimoku at least for 2 hours every day, and up to 4-5 hours on the weekends. They will help find you support so that you are learning to practice the right way. A replica isn't as good as the real one just like a fake friend isn't better than a true friend.

Is there less then one star?

I deleted it within hours of buying it.
First -it wasn't a SGI Gohonzon.
Second-once a choice was made (there are 4) you could not stop it until it was finished. I was trying to just check it out - "let's see what this one does" and could not change it.
In fact, I deleted it twice within buying it. Thinking surely I was wrong. apps all let you change your mind within the app. So I reinstalled- I was right the first time - and redeleted! (new word!!!).

iGongyo
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 32.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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