日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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2016年 03月 09日

GOSHO 上野殿御返事(須逹長者事)

The Wealthy Man Sudatta

       弘安三年十二月二十七日 五十九歳御作 

         27 December 1280 (Age:59)

鵞目(がもく)(かん)(もん)送り給い(おわ)んぬ。

I have received your offering of one thousand coins.

I have received one kan of coins.

御心ざしの候へば申し候ぞ、よく()ふか()き御房とおぼしめす事なかれ。

Because you have demonstrated such sincerity, I will tell you something. You must not think I am a greedy priest.

In reply to your sincere spirit of offering, there is something I would like to explain but, please, do not misinterpret my intention by thinking that I am a greedy priest.

仏にやす()やすとなる事の候ぞ・()しへまいらせ候はん、

I will teach you how to become a Buddha easily.

I will teach you the path to easily attain Buddhahood.

人のものををし()ふると申すは車のおも()けれども油をぬりてまわり、ふね()を水にうかべてゆきやすきやうにをし()へ候なり、

Teaching another something is the same as oiling the wheels of a cart so that they turn even though it is heavy, or as floating a boat on water so that it moves ahead easily, or as floating a boat on water so that it moves ahead easily.

To teach a person something is like the greasing the wheels of a heavily loaded cart to ease its movement forward, or floating a boat on water so it can effortlessly glide ahead.

仏になりやすき事は別のやう候はず、

The way to become a Buddha easily is nothing special.

 Similarly, the way to become a Buddha is not especially difficult.

旱魃(かんばつ)かわ()けるものに水をあた()へ、寒冰にこご()へたるものに火をあたふるがごとし、

It is the same as giving water to a thirsty person in a time of drought, or as providing fire for a person freezing in the cold.

It is like giving water to the thirsty in a time of drought, or the warmth of a fire to a freezing man.

又二つなき物を人にあたへ・命の()ゆるに人の()にあふがごとし。

Or again, it is the same as giving another something that is one of a kind, or as offering something as alms to another even at the risk of one’s life.

Or, it is like someone in a time of famine who offers his last treasured valuable and then when reduced to the point of death, he unexpectedly receives a gift of food.


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