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2016年 07月 10日

Gosho 月水御書 The Recitation of the “Expedient Means” and “Life Span” Chapters

月水御書(がっすいごしょ)
  The Recitation of the “Expedient Means” and “Life Span” Chapters

Reply to the Wife of Daigaku Saburō

            文永元年四月十七日 四十三歳御作

            April 17, 1264 (Age: 43)

法華経は一日の所作(しょさ)に一部八巻・二十八(ぽん)(あるい)は一巻・或は一品・一()・一句・一字・或は題目ばかりを南無妙法蓮華経と(ただ)一遍となへ・

As for the Lotus Sutra, one may recite the entire sutra of twenty-eight chapters in eight volumes every day; or one may recite only one volume, or one chapter, or one verse, or one phrase, or one word; or one may simply chant the daimoku, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, only once a day,

For one’s daily practice, one may read the entire text of the Lotus Sutra of twenty-eight chapters in eight volumes, or one my recite only one volume, or one chapter, one verse, one phrase, one character of it, or simply chant the Daimoku of Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo once a day.

或は又一()の間に只一度となへ・或は又一期の間にただ一遍唱うるを聞いて随喜(ずいき)し・或は又随喜する声を聞いて随喜し・

Or chant it only once in the course of a lifetime; or hear someone else chant it only once in a lifetime and rejoice in the hearing, or rejoice in hearing the voice of someone else rejoice in the hearing,

Or, one may rejoice upon hearing the Daimoku once in his lifetime, and another may rejoice at hearing the voice of someone else rejoicing.

是体(これてい)に五十展転(てんでん)して(すえ)になりなば

And so on in this manner to the fiftieth hearer. And if one were to be at the end,

In this way, [one responds with joy and spreads the teaching to another person and then] the teaching reaches the fiftieth person.

志もうすくなり随喜の心の弱き事・二三歳の(よう)()の者のはかなきが如く・牛馬なんどの前後を(わきま)へざるが如くなりとも、

Even if one’s faith were weak and one’s sense of rejoicing diluted like the frailty of a child of two or three, or the inability of a cow or horse to distinguish before from after,

By then, this fiftieth person’s feelings of aspiration would be weaker and his joy would be less. It would be like the fleeting mind of a two or three year-old child or cows and horses not knowing front from back.


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