日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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2016年 08月 16日

Gosho 神国王御書 Rulers of the Land of the Gods

神国王御書 (しんこくおうごしょ)

Rulers of the Land of the Gods

The Rulers of the Land of the Gods

         弘安元年五十七歳御作

           1278Age: 57

我が(おもて)を見る事は明鏡によるべし・国土の盛衰を(はか)ることは(ぶっ)(きょう)にはすぐべからず、

To examine one’s face one has only to look in a clear mirror, and to understand the rise and fall of a nation’s fortunes, there is no mirror more revealing than that provided by the Buddhist teachings.

If one wishes to examine one’s face, one must only look into a clear mirror. Likewise, when one tries to understand the nation’s rise and decline, the most superior source is that the Buddhist mirror.

仁王(にんのう)経・(こん)光明(こうみょう)経・最勝王経・守護(しゅご)経・涅槃(ねはん)経・法華経等の諸大乗経を開き見(たてまつ)り候に・仏法に付きて国も盛へ人の寿(いのち)も長く・又仏法に付いて国もほろび・人の寿も短かかるべしとみへて候、

When one examines the various Mahayana sutras such as the Benevolent Kings Sutra, Golden Light Sutra, Sovereign Kings Sutra, Protection Sutra, Nirvana Sutra, and Lotus Sutra, one sees that there are cases in which, by adhering to Buddhist teachings, a nation may prosper and its people enjoy long life, and others in which, while likewise adhering to Buddhist teachings, the nation is brought to ruin and its people’s lives are cut short.

When I refer to the various Mahayana sutras, such as the Sutra of the Benevolent King, Sutra of the Golden Light, Sovereign Kings Sutra, Protection Sutra, Nirvana Sutra, and Lotus Sutra, they all make the following points; Depending on the Buddhist teaching that the people follow, either the nation will prosper and the people’s lives will be prolonged, or the nation will come to ruin and the people’s lives will be cut short.


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