日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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2017年 05月 18日 ( 1 )


2017年 05月 18日

6 Feud with Tojo Kagenobu (3)

                  Japanese ver.


"Buddhist priest of the Seichoji Temple, Nichiren state it. It is the venerable temple which our Seichoji Temple inherits a tradition of the Great Teacher Dengyo, and has lasted for 500 years. Is it not a little too hasty to place it under protection of lord of a manor easily in now? The temple respects Buddha to the last and is a place of the faith to plan that allcreatures are saved by Buddha. The temple is not a place for the vulgar world.”

Kagenobu catches the sword.

“It is this man to have pretended Nembutsu to be the hell of the incessant suffering.”

The clerk reproved Kagenobu who was excited.

“Dear Tojo, we discuss the territory here. we do not discuss the Law of Buddha.”

Nichiren continues it.

“The other. Is this court not the place that both a samurai and the farmer and of course priests examine closely impartially?”

The judgesaid a formal language.

"It is true"

“If so, should you not do judgment in conformity with common sense as written on Formulary of Adjudications without being afraid of authority without hesitating to the public?"

really.”

“If so, it is clear that our Seichoji Temple is guiltless. The court takes up the land of lord of a manor as punishment according to the Formularyof Adjudications to ban that the reckless lord of a manor embezzles land without permission, and what court gives the Seichoji Temple is fair.”

The Tojo side leaned forward this time.

“None of your sauce!”

Kagenobu stood up, but he was stopped by the subordinate.

Similarly, the Seichoji Temple side thought losing if they remained silent and they raised avoice and fought back.

The government official quiets it, but both booing does not stop. The judge declared closing in a hurry.

"Confound it you, be still! Today's trial is closed with this.”


The priests and farmers gathered at the inn of Kamakura in the evening.

Everybody cross their arm, and they look anxious.

Farmer told in whispered tones.

"There may not be the winning chances with the state of the trial."

"The other party is a samurai family. There will be the support of the government, too. Ten to one it is …"

It becomes pessimistic against the lord of a manor by all means. Farmers were depressed, but they noticed there were the people who were absorbed in talking in a ring in the corner of the room.

The center of the ring was Nichiren. He grasps the Lotus Sutra in his hand.

Jokenbo and Gijobo and others listen to instruction of Nichiren seriously.

"You must not give it up. Even timidity is not good. Here is the time of the game. The partner is a samurai, but the righteous reason wins by all means. The tyranny of the lord of a manor cannot be good for being permitted. Just a little more patience, everybody."

Jokenbo tuned.

“So. That's right. Nichiren priest is right. It is time when we Seichoji Temple becomes one in body and mind now.”

Gijobo had a sparkle in his eye.

"Priest Nichiren, you spoke well. You are reliable!”

Nichiren grasped the scroll of sutras and stood up.

"We only pray afterward". If this Lotus Sutra has power, the wish should surely come true. It is the time to try the power of daimoku now.”

Enchibo of the elder stood in the way there.

"I was terrible, Nichiren, you cursed towards lord of a manor". Seichoji Temple is extinction because of you. A devil possesses you who say Nembutsu is hell. It is sure that the trial loses. Leave here early!”

The surrounding people was upset about words of Enchibo, but Nichiren was calming down.

“Dear Enchibo.I respected you since a boy. However, I just understood clearly. You will fall into the bottom of the hell of incessant suffering more deeply than the scholar of Nembutsu at the time of end.”

Nichiren raised the scroll of sutras of the Lotus Sutra.

“You must quickly reform your dwarfish mind and embrace the marvelous Law of Buddha.”

Enchibo leaves without being able to answer. Several believers followed him.

Nichiren sat in the balcony and has begun to chant towards the moon of the heaven.

“Nam-myoho-renge-kyo,Nam-myoho-renge-kyo,…”

Jokenbo and Gijobo sit down behind him and chant in chorus. And dozens of believers of the Seichoji Temple chanted it hard.


The day of the end has come.

The people of the Seichoji Temple watched the entrance of the court anxiously.

The temple side and Kagenobu side were divided into right and left in the room of the trial and sat down.

Everybody is tense. They are talking in whispers.

On the other hand, there was Kagenobu with a satisfactory face.

The judge appeared on the front before long.

The room fell silent, and the clerk declared it.

"Then we state judgment for the reversion of the territory of the Seichoji Temple from now on"

The judge told it solemnly.

“We accept the law suit of the Seichoji Temple side about this lawsuit. We command a lord of a manor to return the land which he occupied hurriedly.”

At this moment, the people of the temple grasped a hand each other. There is the person putting both hands together.

Kagenobu was a face dumbfounded in contrast. He told like being absentminded.

"Is it not some kind of mistakes not to receive the claim of the lord of a manor?"

The judge was tense and answered.

"This is the judgment of the all members of our court"

Kagenobu stood up.

"What a piece of folly!"

Kagenobu pointed his finger at the judge.

"Still are you samurais? Why do you help the temple which seems being destroyed? What kind of intentions do you have?"

The judge answers calmly.

"Lord Tojo, I may understand your feeling. However, it is the place of the trial here. It becomes the territory confiscation if you tell curses here. You must know your situation well."

Kagenobu does not calm down.

“Stupid! Such a thing is permitted, and is it good? You has disgraced me. When it comes to this, I appeal to Governor or lord Kamakura.”

The judge takes it calmly. He serves the Shogunate, but is the executant of fair law at the same time. He told himself that he turned to the ceiling and promised.

"Formulary of Adjudications says. 1. We are not smart, and the thought is light, but we think straight and not think to twist it.”

The clerk swore with the same posture.

"1. We do not work for the profit of the authorized person."

The rating government official was the same.

"1. We say that the right thing is right. We say that it is wrong if without grounds for something.”

The judge says more.

"1. When the person who remains silent about the right and wrong while knowing the detailed progress to hide the plot of a certain person is criticized by laterpeople, we understand it. What do you think, Lord Kagenobu?”

It is right a just argument.

Kagenobu stood bolt-upright in the hall. And he left with a reproachfull look. Retainers follow and leave.

The judge declared it last.

"We finish the matter of the trial"

Seichoji side raised a voice at the same time at the last declaration and gave vent to delight.

People held shoulders each other.


continued (4)


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