日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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Gosho 崇峻天皇御書 The Three Kinds of Treasure

()(しゅん)天皇御書

The Three Kinds of Treasure

On Emperor Sushun

                 建治三年九月十一日 五十六歳御作

                September 11, 1277 Age:56

人身(じんしん)は受けがたし(つめ)の上の土・

It is rare to be born a human being. The number of those endowed with human life is as small as the amount of earth one can place on a fingernail.

It is extremely rare to be born a human being. The chances can be likened to the amount of soil that one can place on a fingernail.

人身は(たも)ちがたし草の上の(つゆ)

Life as a human being is hard to sustain—as hard as it is for the dew to remain on the grass.

Furthermore, it is difficult to maintain one’s life, which is as transient as morning dew on grass.

百二十まで(たも)ちて名を・くた()して死せんよりは生きて一日なりとも名をあげん事こそ大切なれ

But it is better to live a single day with honor than to live to 120 and die in disgrace.

It more important to live with honor for even a single day, than to live for 120 years, but die in disgrace.


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