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Gosho 草木成仏口決 The Oral Tradition regarding the Enlightenment of Plants

草木成仏(そうもくじょうぶつ)()(けつ)

The Oral Tradition regarding the Enlightenment of Plants

The Oral Transmission on the Attainment of Buddhahood of Insentient Beings

        文永九年二月二十日 五十一歳 御作 
                  February 20, 1272 (Age: 51)

問うて(いわ)く草木成仏とは()(じょう)非情の(なか)(いず)れぞや、

Question: Does the enlightenment of plants pertain to sentient beings or to insentient beings?

Question: The attainment of enlightenment of plants and trees corresponds to which of the following: enlightenment of sentient beings or enlightenment of insentient beings?

 答えて云く草木成仏とは非情の成仏なり。

 Answer: The enlightenment of plants pertains to insentient beings.

 Answer: The latter.

問うて云く情非情共に(こん)(きょう)(おい)て成仏するや、

Question: Are both sentient and insentient beings assured of attaining enlightenment in the Lotus Sutra?

Question: Are both sentient and insentient beings able to attain enlightenment through the Lotus Sutra?

答えて云く(しか)なり。

Answer: That is correct

Answer: Yes, they are.

問うて云く証文如何(いかん)

Question: What proof of this can be cited?

Question: What is the documentary proof for this

答えて云く妙法蓮華経是なり。

Answer: The proof is in the words Myoho-renge-kyo.

Answer: Myoho-Renge-Kyo is the proof.

妙法とは有情の成仏なり。蓮華とは非情の成仏なり。

The word myōhō represents the attainment of enlightenment by sentient beings; the word renge represents the attainment of enlightenment by insentient beings.

Myoho indicates the attainment of enlightenment of sentient beings. Renge signifies the attainment of enlightenment of insentient beings.


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