日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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2017年 04月 20日 ( 1 )


2017年 04月 20日

4 Nichiren Starts Propagation in Kamakura(3)

                      Japanese ver.


Nichiren preached Nam-myoho-renge-kyo that was the title of the Lotus Sutra directly. He preaches it regardless of the ability of a person hearing immediately. Shakubuku meant this.
To the contrary, Shakyamuni has induced all creatures for more than 40 years. He preached the various teachings to preach the Lotus Sutra that was the core of Buddha Law.
‘Adjusting, and nurturing inborn capacity’ means this. Shakyamuni needed 40 years to begin to preach the Lotus Sutra that was the long-cherished hope of the purpose in life.

Nichiren was different from Shakyamuni and preached the nub of the Lotus Sutra promptly.

This method is shown in "24th, the Bodhisattva Never Disparaging" of the Lotus Sutra. Shyakubuku is that the Bodhisattva Never Disparaging (note) appearing there and preached did not discriminate, said "there is the nature of Buddha (the world of Buddha) to all creatures".

The populace does not have the relationship with the Lotus Sutra. 'Originally not being yet of virtue' (note) means this. Therefore, the populace had malice toward the Bodhisattva Never Disparaging and persecuted the bodhisattva with a stick and a tree and a tile and a stone. Nichiren either inherits fate of the Bodhisattva Never Disparaging.

Nichikan (note) of the 26th chief prieat of Nichiren Shosyu preaches it.
“And our Daishonin , the father of sect, said in a writing (
A Saint Knows the Past, Present and Future).‘Nichiren is the votary of the Lotus Sutra. I succeeded to the method of the Never Disparaging.' Daishonin said in this way and he did shakubuku and spread it as like the Bodhisattva Never Disparaging completely. Therefore, Daishonin spread the Essential Teachings of Life Span of the Lotus Sutra forcibly promptly in Japan without gradually growing the ability without using the means repeatedly like Shakyamuni did. In other words, the present all creature in the latter day of Law is because they are state of ‘Originally not being yet of virtue'”. 'Discussion of Life Span Chapter' in the Vol. 10 in the Collection of Main Points in the Fuji Sect Studies


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Life of Nichiren. Vol. 1. Contents


Note

Bodhisattva Never Disparaging

The bodhisattva who is preached in the chapter of the Bodhisattva Never Disparaging Always. Bodhisattva Never Disparaging Always is the different name.He appeared in the middle day of the Law which was the post mortem period of the Buddha of Dignity Sound King. Because he preached the Lotus Sutra of 24 words teaching that all creatures have the nature of Buddha and worshiped all creatures and did not look down upon them, he was called Never Disparaging Bodhisattva. People looked down on him, and persecuted him by a stick tree, a tile and a stone, but he did not stop practices of the worship. Shakyamuni Buddha preaches a method of the post mortem propagation of Buddha and a merit of the reverse relationship through practices of bodhisattva.

Nichiren Daishonin preached that he and his followers who chant Myoho-Renge-Kyo in the Latter Day of the Law is the Never Disparaging Bodhisattva.

“The tenth. About the interpretation; 'They heard his preaching, they all believed in him, showed allegiance, obeyed and followed'.
The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings says: The word 'heard' refers to the stage of hearing that name. After all, it is the daimoku for chanting it forcibly and angering a person. 'All' means the arrogant believers of four kinds. “Believe in” refers to the faiths or belief that is without doubt. 'Allegiance' means the allegiance for the Lotus Sutra. 'Obeying' is that one's mind obeys to the Lotus Sutra. To 'follow' means that one's body follows of the Lotus Sutra. After all, now Nichiren and his followers, votaries of the Lotus Sutra who chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, are the Bodhisattva Never Disparaging in the latter day of the Law.” (Thirty important point of the chapter in the Bodhisattva Never Disparaging Always )
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Nichikan
From 1665 to 1726. The character name is Kakushin. He is born a child of Jo'en Ito of the vassal of castle king of Joshu (Gunma) Maebashi, Lord Sakai. At 18 years old, he made up his mind to become a priest when he heard the sermon of Nissei in the Jozai Temple of Shitaya. He did hard ascetic practices after becoming the priest under Nichi'ei and changed the name to Nichikan in 1689. In 1711, he become the sixth chief teacher. During this time, he publicized justice of Nichiren and devoted himself to the prosperity of the religious sect. Main writings are the Exegesis of Five Major Writing and the Writings of Six Volume. He received the transfer of lineage from Nichiyu of the 25th, he become the chief priest of Daisekiji Temple, in 1718. He is said to be the contributor of the halfway prosperity along with Nichi'u of the ninth.

Originally not being yet of virtue.
The inborn capacity of all creatures has two kinds of the "Already being of virtue originally” and “Originally not being yet of virtue". "The virtue" means a seed that will become Buddha, and it is necessary to plant the seed called Myoho-renge-Kyo because there is not this seed as for the all creatures in the latter day of Law. Shakubuku which is a professor method of the latter day of the Law has significance to plant the seed of Myoho-renge-Kyo to the all creatures of “Originally not being yet of virtue".



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