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Gosho 守護国家論 On the Protection of the Nation

守護国家論

On the Protection of the Nation

                      正元元年 三十八歳御作

                    1259Age:38


天台(てんだい)大師(げん)()の八に云く「手に巻を()らざれども常に是の経を読み、

The Great Teacher T’ien-t’ai states in volume eight of The Profound Meaning of the Lotus Sutra: “Though you do not hold in your hand a scroll of the sutra, yet you are constantly reading the sutra;

The Great Teacher Tiantai stated in the eighth volume of the Profound Meaning of theLotus Sutra: Even if one is not holding the sutra scroll, he always is reading the sutra.

口に言声(ごんしょう)無けれども(あまね)く衆典を(じゅ)し、

though your mouth utters no words, you are chanting all the many sacred texts;

Even if one is not reciting the passages, he is reading all the sutra.

仏・説法せざれども(つね)(ぼん)音を聞き、

though no Buddha is preaching the Law, at all times you can hear his pure sounds;

Even if the Buddha is not directly expounding the teaching, one is constantly listening to the Buddha’s voice.

心に(しゆ)()せざれども(あまね)く法界を(てら)す」()(じょう)

though you do not ponder in your mind, everywhere you illumine the entire realm of phenomena.

Even if one is not observing one’s mind, his heart is illuminating the entire universe.

此の文の(こころ)は手に法華経一部八巻を()らざれども、是の経を信ずる人は昼夜十二時の()経者(きょうしゃ)なり、

The meaning of this passage is that, although you may not hold in your hand the eight scrolls that make up the Lotus Sutra, if you are a person who has faith in the sutra, then all twenty-four hours of the day you are one who “upholds the sutra.”

This passage teaches that even though one may not hold the entire text of the eight volumes of the Lotus Sutra, if he takes faith in it, he is embracing the Lotus Sutra day and night, all hours of the day.

口に読経(どっきょう)の声を出さざれども、法華経を信ずる者は日日時時念念に一切経を読む者なり。

Though your mouth may not utter the sounds of one who is reciting the sutra, if you have faith in the Lotus Sutra, then every day, every hour, every instant you are one who reads all the sutras.

Though one may not recite the sutra, if he maintains his faith in the Lotus Sutra, then he is reciting all the sutras every day, every hour, and every single moment.


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