日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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2017年 12月 04日

Final. Teachings of Buddha in Japan flow to India 2

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On the other hand, what happened to the five chief priests except Nikko Shonin, and the Buddhist temple which a strong believer of Nichiren founded a basis in those days?

Most of those respect Nichiren as Nichiren of great Bodhisattva as reincarnation of the Jogyo Bodhisattva and do not assume the grand Gohonzon of all living beings of the whole world the basic object of the worship.

The Bodhisattva is a stage of the training it before becoming Buddha. If Nichiren is a Bodhisattva, a Bodhisattva will express the Gohonzon and preach "all creatures in the latter days of the Law can become Buddha because this is a thing in itself of Buddha by advocating title (daimoku)". This will become the terrible bluffer. If a Bodhisattva who do not become Buddha dyed his soul to a sumi and expressed the Gohonzon, this would show the circumstances of the Bodhisattva to the last.

Shakyamuni Buddha preach in the Life Span chapter of the Lotus Sutra in this way.

“This interval is very a long time in this way since I entered Nirvana, and the life is infinity kalpa, and there is not the thing that I always live here and become extinct. Various men! I am training the ascetic practice of the Bodhisattva from the origin, and the life that I became Buddha is getting life of those double without still yet running out.”

Nichiren firmly asserts that "Nam-myoho-renge-kyo" is sinking secretly at the bottom of this sentence "I am training the ascetic practice of the Bodhisattva from the origin". In other words, Sakyamuni chanted Nam-myoho-renge-kyo in unmeasurable remote past and became Buddha and Nichiren himself caught Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with the senses, too, and showed a diagram as the Gohonzon.

Teachings (the enlightenment that Buddha attained), a practice (the ascetic practices method to seize the nature of Buddha), proof (the evidence that became Buddha by the ascetic practices). These are necessary to accomplish Buddhist doctrine. Even if teachings called the Lotus Sutra exist when the time entered in the latter days of the Law after one thousand years of proper Law and one thousand years of the seeming Law, there is not the method of ascetic practices in the latter days of the Law, and naturally the proof that become the Buddha will not exist.

Nichiren has been feeling and visualizing the Gohonzon inside himself since declaration of the establishment of denomination in 1253 (fifth year in Kencho era) and, overcoming the great persecution of the decapitation seat in Tatsunokuchi, he paid being the provisional Jogyo Bodhisattva, gave his life to Gohonzon and expressed entity as real Buddha of the latter day of the Law.

And October 9 of 1271, approximately one month after Tatsunokuchi of September 12, he expressed the Gohonzon for the first time at a residence of Shigetsura Honma of Echi of Sagami country where he was made to stay until he departed to Sado. Because the slender-writing brush that he always possessed it to write a letter was small, it is said that he untied the tip of a twig of Yang and wrote it down. He writes into the side of Gohonzon,"I write this in Honma volost, Echi prefecture, Sagami country". This is possessed now in Kyoto Ripponji temple. Nichiren showed the ceremony of the sky of the Lotus Sutra in a figure and established the ascetic practices method that chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to that Gohonzon and embodied teachings, practice, and proof in the latter day of the Law by this way that he became Buddha himself.

In the "Grand Gohonzon" which Nichiren Daishonin erected in 1279 (October12, 2th of Ko'an era), the emotions of the Buddhists bear fruit. They wanted to hold the supreme doctrine which was preached by Buddha, to spread it, and to transmit to posterity.

Arhats of the disciple of Buddha of 500 who gathered around Ananda and Mahakasyapa for the Buddhist sutras concentration after death of Buddha. The phenomenal genius Kumarajiva who translated the Lotus Sutra in Chinese, and established a foundation handed down to Japan that has a deep connection with the Lotus Sutra. Chinese Great Teacher Tiantai who outbraved intense argument about Buddha's doctrine and systematized the Lotus Sutra, and established it as king of various teachings. Japanese Great Teacher Dengyo who was granted the Imperial proclamation of the religious precepts of Mahayana which assumed the Lotus Sutra the origin, the first time in the Japanese Buddhism history, seven days after death.

Nichiren erected "the grand Mandala which is unprecedented in the whole world during this approximately 2230 years after Buddha passed away" while having stood in the main stream of Law of this Shakyamuni. If people worship as "great Bodhisattva Nichiren", not giving their lives to the grand Gohonzon, it is as clear as day that it becomes a behavior "killing the mind of Nichiren while praising Nichiren" like "killing the mind of the Lotus Sutra while praising the Lotus Sutra", and people lose a right road of becoming Buddha in this way.

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by johsei1129 | 2017-12-04 23:00 | LIFE OF NICHIREN | Comments(0)


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