日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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Gosho 六難九易抄((妙法尼御前御返事) On the Six Difficult and Nine Easy Acts

六難九易抄((妙法尼御前御返事)

The One essential Phrase

On the Six Difficultand Nine Easy Acts

         弘安元年七月三日 五十七歳 御作

           July 3, 1278(Age: 57)

悪人も女人も畜生も地獄の衆生も十界ともに即身成仏と説かれて候は、水の底なる石に火のあるが如く百千万年くらき所にも()を入れぬればあか()くなる、

The sutra teaches that women, evil men, and those in the realms of animals and hell—in fact, all the beings of the Ten Worlds—can attain Buddhahood intheir present form. [This is an incomparably greater wonder than] fire being produced by a stone taken from the bottom of a river, or a lantern lighting upa place that has been dark for a hundred, a thousand, or ten thousand years.

[The Lotus Sutra states that] evil people, women, those of the worlds of animality and hell----those of all the ten worlds----will be able to attain enlightenment. This is analogous to a rock taken from the bottom of a river possessing the ability to ignite a fire, or a lamp having the ability to illuminate a palace that has been dark for one hundred and ten million years.

世間のあだなるものすら(なお)加様に不思議あり、(いか)(いわん)仏法の(たえ)なる御法(みのり)の御力をや、

If even the most ordinary things of this world are such wonders, then how much more wondrous is the power of the Buddhist Law!

Such mysterious phenomena are found even in trivial matters of society, not to mention the mystic power of the Law of Buddhism.

我等衆生悪業(あくごう)煩悩(ぼんのう)(しょう)()果縛(かばく)の身が(しょう)(りょう)(えん)の三仏性の因によりて即(ほっ)(ぽう)(おう)(さん)(じん)と顕われん事疑ひなかるべし、

We ordinary beings are fettered by evil karma, earthly desires, and the sufferings of birth and death. But due to the three inherent potentials of the Buddha nature—innate Buddhahood, the wisdom to perceive it, and the actions to manifest it—we can without doubt reveal the Buddha’s three bodies—the Dharma body, the reward body, and the manifested body.

Our lives are fettered with evil karma, earthly desires, and the sufferings of life and death. We instantly, however, can manifest the three enlightened properties of the Law, wisdom, and compassionate action, due to the three inherent potentials----the innate Buddha nature, the wisdom to perceive the innate Buddha nature, and good causes and relations to develop the innate Buddha nature.

妙法経力(きょうりき)即身成仏と伝教大師も釈せられて候、

The Great Teacher Dengyō states, “Through the power of the Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law they can do so in their present form.”

The Great Teacher Dengyō gave the following interpretation,One can attain enlightenment in one’s present form through the power of Myoho-Renge-Kyo.”

心は法華経の力にてはく()なはの竜女(りゅうにょ)も即身成仏したりと申す事なり

He is referring to the example of the dragon king’s daughter, who achieved Buddhahood in her reptilian form through the power of the Lotus Sutra.

 This means that the power of the Lotus Sutra enabled even the Dragon King’s Daughter to attain enlightenment without changing her present form.


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