Where is importance focused on practice: good pronunciation and accurate ceremony (i.e. deliberate pronunciation and precise bell ringing), or inaccurate yet heartfelt, well intentioned Gongyo, Daimoku, and ceremony?

It is important to have both deliberate pronunciation and precise bell ringing with a heartfelt mind when you do Gongyo and Daimoku. When reciting the sutra, you should try to pronounce the words clearly, with a vigorous voice, using the sutra book as much as needed in order to recite the words accurately. Daimoku should also be offered in a clear, resonant voice at a comfortable pitch. You should not chant Daimoku so rapidly that the syllables are pronounced indistinctly.
Nichiko Shonin, the Fifty-ninth High Priest, gave the following instructions about how you should chant Daimoku:

The Daimoku that we chant must be performed attentively and diligently. When chanting, we should not have trivial thoughts in our minds. The speed should not be too fast and our pronunciation should not be slurred. We must maintain a medium pitch and chant calmly, resolutely, and steadily. There is no established number of Daimoku that we must chant. The amount depends on individual circumstances….When we chant, the entire body should feel a tremendous surge of joy. We must persevere until we become totally one with the Gohonzon.
(Nichiren Shoshu Koyo, p. 134)

The Daishonin further teaches the importance of a continuous, steady practice:

To accept is easy; to continue is difficult. But Buddhahood lies in continuing faith.
(MW-1, p. 127;Gosho, p. 775)

It is important to fight our lazy nature that interferes with our consistent practice of Gongyo and Daimoku. This will enable us to acquire the life condition of attaining Buddhahood.
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