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Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:29:17 PM
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There is no correct object of worship other than the Dai-Gohonzon, which resides in the Head Temple, located at the foot of Mt Fuji.

Is the comma after "Temple" optional?

Thanks.
Helenej
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:34:18 PM

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“Which resides in the Head Temple” is a non-restrictive attributive clause, so there should be a comma.
papo_308
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:30:00 PM
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Yes, I think it's optional.
If the comma is used, it's assumed that only one Head Temple exists and "located at the foot of Mt.Fuji" is only additional information that could be left out.
If the comma is left out, there are probably more than one Head Temples and "located at the foot of Mt.Fuji" identifies the one the speaker has in mind.

Helenej
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:42:44 PM

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Oops, I meant the first comma.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 4:46:05 PM
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Thanks, Helenej and papo.
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