日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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2016年 08月 03日

Gosho 曾谷入道殿許御書 On the five Guides of Propagation

曾谷入道殿許御書(そやにゅうどうどのもとごしょ)

On the five Guides of Propagation

Letter to Soya Nyudo

   文永十二年三月十日 五十四歳 御作。

      March 10, 1275(Age: 54)

仏の滅後(めつご)に於て三時有り、

After the passing of Shakyamuni Buddha, there are three periods.

There are three periods after Shakyamuni’s passing.

正像(しょうぞう)二千余年には(なお)下種(げしゅ)の者有り、例せば在世四十余年の(ごと)

During the first two periods, the two thousand or more years that make up the Former and Middle Days of the Law, there were still some persons who had received the seed of Buddhahood, such as those who lived during the more than forty years when Shakyamuni preached in the world.

During the two thousand years of the Former and Middle Days of the Law, there were still those who possessed the seed of Buddhahood. These two time periods can be compared to the forty-odd years of the teaching during Shakyamuni’s lifetime.

根機(こんき)を知らずんば左右無く(じっ)(きょう)を与う可からず。

But at such a time one must not, without stopping to consider the capacities of the people, thoughtlessly preach the Lotus Sutra, the true sutra.

If one does not understand the people’s capacity, the true teaching should not be thoughtlessly taught.


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