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2016年 08月 08日

Gosho 妙法尼御前御返事 The Importance of the Moment of Death

妙法尼御前御返事(みょうほうあまごぜんごへんじ)

The Importance of the Moment of Death

Reply to Myohō ama

弘安三年七月十四日 五十九歳 御作(他説 弘安元年 五十七歳 御作)
July 14, 1280 or 1278 (Age: 59 or 57)

白粉(おしろい)の力は(うるし)を変じて雪のごとく白くなす、

White face powder has the power to make black lacquer as white as snow.

Face powder can change the color of black lacquer to white, just like snow.

須弥山(しゅみせん)に近づく衆色は皆金色(こんじき)なり。

Any color approaching Mount Sumeru takes on a golden hue.

When living beings approach Mount Sumeru, they assume a golden hue.

法華経の名号(みょうごう)(たも)つ人は、一生乃至(ないし)過去遠遠劫(おんのんごう)黒業(こくごう)の漆変じて白業(びゃくごう)の大善となる。

One who upholds the daimoku of the Lotus Sutra transforms the black lacquer of the evil deeds of a lifetime, and of countless kalpas of lifetimes in the past, into the great merit of good deeds.

Those who embrace the title of the Lotus Sutra will expiate the negative karma that they have accumulated in this lifetime and since the remotest past----transforming negative karma into the great merit of positive karma----from pitch-black lacquer to white.

いわうや無始の善根(みな)変じて金色となり候なり。

All the more so is this true of one’s good roots from the beginningless past, which all take on a golden hue.

Certainly, all the positive causes from time without beginning will turn to gold.


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