日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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2017年 02月 16日

2 People of Seichō-ji Temple of the Hometown(1)

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Awa is the present southern most of Bōsō Peninsula, Chiba Prefecture.

The mountains face the sea.

The sun was like subtropical.

A temple in the middle of the mountain, Seichōji Temple was looking down the Pacific Ocean.

Unlike the capital here, there is calmness. In the temple, the little monks were sweeping out the wide gate.

A laughter sounded at the auditorium of Seichōji Temple.

In the temple the statue of the Bodhisattva Space Treasury is preserved.

People waiting for the return of Renchō were in this auditorium.

Tayū Mikuni, the father of Renchō, Mother 's Umegiku-nyo, and people of Nun Ō'ama Gozen, Dōzenbō, Gijōbō, Jōkenbō are sitting in circles.

Nun Ō'ama is a strong supporter of this temple.

Dōzenbō is the master of Renchō. Gijōbō, Jōkenbō are the seniors of Renchō. Everyone knows Renchō from childhood.

Nun Ō'ama liking kaking care syas smilingly.

" Renchō was really a smart child. I have been favored Renchō since he was young. It is already 12 years with an early thing. It will be that he certainly became an excellent priest."

Nun Ō'ama was a widow of Tomotoki Hōjō. Tomotoki’s older brother is Yasutoki Hōjō who is famous as a great politician. Nun Ō'ama was rooted in this land by the relations thst her husband was the feudal lord of Awa..

She is willing to care people, and favored parents and child of Renchō and provided mental and material support.

Mikuni Tayū, Renchō’s father, thanks her. Mikuni was government officials of Awa. He never wins against her. It was her who took care of his official job.

"Thanks to Mrs. Ō'ama, Renchō has become an adult. I would like to thank you again as a father."

Mother Umegiku also appreciated her smilingly.

"I did not dream that Renchō would become a fine monk and will return to this Awa. In addition, Renchō may feel the happiness that he can preach at this temple. "

Nun Ō'ama told in aged Dōzenbō.

"Renchō seemed to do considerable ascetic practices in Mt. Hiei-zan. We can have expectation; how do think?"

Dōzenbō who is faintheartedness begins to talk.

"Who knows? Renchō was excellent in a childhood in this temple, but how about in Enryaku-ji Temple which was the highest peak of Japan? Renchō has a strong-minded character. I have uneasiness what kind of sermon he does.”

Dōzenbō kept Renchō from 12 years old to 20 years old and brought him up. He is existence like second father.

Nun Ō'ama begins to chuckle.

"Look! the pessimistic nature of the Buddhist priest of Dōzen began again."

All members were tempted and went into laughter.

It was peaceful atmosphere, but there was the person who did not feel pleasant

Renchō’s return in a temple.

Enchibō and Dōgibō, the learned and virtuous priest, whispered at the corner of the temple.

Renchō is worthless. Even if it is said that a guy trained himself in Mt. Hiei-zan, what can do in this countryside there? It is a perfect scream.”

"That Dōzebō is faintheartedness. He thinks that one friend increased, but thisSeichōji temple is our subordinate.”

Two people chuckled to themselves.

There is the power struggle in world of any place.

Enchibō and Dōgibō were influential people of the Seichō-ji Temple. Especially Enchibō bowed one character three times in the Seichō-ji Temple and spent three years writing the Lotus Sutra[1]. He memorized ten volumes of the Lotus Sutra. And it is said that he read two volumes of texts of the sutra in single night a day during 50 years. The masses of the temple praised that Enchibō is sure to become a Buddha. Therefore, he was arrogant. He wa ruling Seichō-ji Temple along with Dōgibō. There, a young monk who returned from Mt. Hiei-zan has appeared. They cannot feel interesting.


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[1] Lotus Sutra

Many Chinese translations are conveyed, but three are present in complete form. Among them, since the translation of Kumarajiva spread most widely, in general terms the Lotus Sutra refers to his translation.

Moreover, the Buddha's theory of the Lotus Sutra that the Buddha's twenty-eight chapters is called Lotus Sutra of the Former Days of the Law, and Tiantai's theory of Great Concentrationand Insight is referred to as the Lotus Sutra of the Middle Days of the Law. The Lotus Sutra of the Latter Days of the Law means the Nichiren' s Three Great Secret Laws.

Now, in this age of the Latter Day of the Law, neither the Lotus Sutra nor the other sutras have the power to save the people. Only Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo can lead all people to Buddhahood. This is not just my own interpretation. It is the judgement of Shakyamuni Buddha, Taho Buddha and all the Buddhas in the ten directions as well as the innumerable Bodhisattvas of the Earth.”  ‘The Teaching for the Latter Day’



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