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Gosho 異体同心事 Many in Body, One in Mind

異体同心事

Many in Body, One in Mind

 弘安二年八月 五十八歳御作

  August 1279Age: 58


()わき()房・さど(佐渡)房等の事、あつ()わら()の者どもの御志、異体同心なれば万事を(じょう)し、同体異心なれば諸事叶う事なしと申す事は外典(げてん)三千余巻に(さだま)りて候、

Through the good offices of Hōki-bō and Sado-bō, and the believers in Atsuhara, have proved the strength of their resolve. If the spirit of many in body but one in mind prevails among the people, they will achieve all their goals, where as if one in body but different in mind, they can achieve nothing remarkable. The more than three thousand volumes of Confucian and Taoist literature are filled with examples.

When Hōki-bō, Sado-bō and others, as well as the Atsuwara believers are united with the spirit of many in body, one in mind, they will achieve everything, whereas, in the case of one in body, many in mind, they will not accomplish anything. This has been proven in more than 3,000 volumes of Chinese non-Buddhist literature.

(いん)(ちゅう)王は七十万騎なれども同体異心なればい()さに()けぬ、周の()(おう)は八百人なれども異体同心なれば()ちぬ、

King Chou of Yin led seven hundred thousand soldiers into battle against King Wu of Chou and his eight hundred men. Yet King Chou’s army lost because of disunity while King Wu’s men defeated him because of perfect unity.

For example, there was a battle between King Zhou of Yin with his 700,000 soldiers and King Wu of Zhou with his 800. King Zhou was defeated due to disunity, whereas King Wu won because of unity.

一人の心なれども二つの心あれば其の心たが()いて(じょう)ずる事なし、

 Even an individual at cross purposes with himself is certain to end in failure.

 An individual at odds with himself will not achieve anything, because his heart is not dedicated to a single purpose.

百人・千人なれども一つ心なれば必ず事を(じょう)ず。

 Yet a hundred or even a thousand people can definitely attain their goal, if they are of one mind.

 Even if there are 100 or 1,000 people, if they are united with one heart, they can definitely accomplish anything.


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