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Gosho 兵衛志殿御返事 The Three Obstacles and Four Devils

兵衛志殿御返事(ひょうえのさかんどのごへんじ)

The Three Obstacles and Four Devils

Reply to Hyō’e-sakan


   建治三年十一月二十日 五十六歳御作

   November 20, 1277 Age: 56)


過去遠遠劫(おんのんごう)より法華経を信ぜしかども仏にならぬ事これなり。

It is lack of courage that prevents one from attaining Buddhahood, although one may have professed faith in the Lotus Sutra many times since innumerable kalpas ago.

Even if one has upheld faith in the Lotus Sutra for immeasurable kalpas, one cannot attain enlightenment [if one abandons his faith in the face of the three obstacles and four devils].

しを()()ると・()つと月の()づると・いると・夏と秋と冬と春とのさ()ひには必ず相違する事あり、

There is definitely something extraordinary in the ebb and flow of the tide, the rising and setting of the moon, and the way in which summer, autumn, winter, and spring give way to each other.

Changes certainly occur when the high tide yields to low tide, when the moon rises and sets, when summer gives way to autumn, or winter turns to spring.

凡夫(ぼんぷ)の仏になる又かくのごとし。

Something uncommon also occurs when an ordinary person attains Buddhahood.

The same is true when a common mortal attains Buddhahood.

必ず三障四魔と申す(さわり)いできたれば賢者はよろこび愚者は退くこれなり。

At such a time, the three obstacles and four devils will invariably appear, and the wise will rejoice while the foolish will retreat.

At a critical moment, he definitely will encounter the three obstacles and four devils. The wise will rejoice, while the foolish will retreat.


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