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2017年 08月 05日 ( 1 )


2017年 08月 05日

Sweeping the Provisional and Revealing the Origin (4)

                         

                        Japanese ver.


The horse with the messenger of Tokimune galloped off the shoreline. But it was slightly late.

The party of Nichiren has already approached to the stone's cast of Tatsunokuchi.

Enoshima Island was seen in the distance under the moonlight.

Kingo mused over memories of the past here while pulling the reins of the horse of Nichiren.

He recollected the encounter with Nichiren.

When he met for the first time, Kingo turned on Nichiren. The smile of the teacher who received it gently.

The day when he got religion, he pleased Nichiren.

A figure of Nichiren pleased to embrace his child.

And Nichiren's love which is deeper than the parent whom he received when it was said that he become a witness.

At this time, all of these are dear.

Kingo was indulged in sentiment more and more.

(Oh, it was so. This person has been my master and was a teacher and was father. I just surely understood it.)

Kingo recalled the verse of the chapter of the metaphor changing itself into thecastle in the Lotus Sutra that received sermon from Nichiren then.

“They are always born with a teacher together in the various Buddha's land.”

There was the light of the execution place forward before long.

The soldier of the execution place makes noise.

"The priest came."

Soldiers surrounded the horse of Nichiren.

Kingo was prepared for it, but here he was moved to tears and he shouted to Nichiren at the top of his voice while catching the reins.

“Priest, this is our last meeting in this world!”

Kingo cried aloud.

He was usually the 41-year-old man who was obstinate for short temper.

However, he cannot stop that tears.

Nichiren who rode the horse watched Kingo with eyes of the affection. However, he scolded Kingo severely with the face of the severe father the next moment.

“What a miserable samurai! Kingo, why do you not laugh at this joy? Why do you break the promise?”

Kingo kneels while catching the reins and does not stop crying.

Nichiren was the severe teacher until the very end. He scolded the disciple in a situation like this. But there is not such the nice thing elsewhere if he thought of a spirit of Kingo who is going to die for Nichiren together. However, the moment to greet the greatest turning point approaches as the votary of the Lotus Sutra in the latter days of the Law, now. At that time, what occurs? Nichiren had predicted it. But the fact is not handed down to afterworld correctly if there is not a witness there. It may go to the bottom in the vicissitudes of the history.

Nichiren scolded to disenchant Kingo.

(Never say die, Shijo Kingo! Look well.)

At around 3:00 a.m. in the present, it was the Ox and the time of Tiger.

A straw mat is spread under moonlight and the light of the torch. The headsman waited there.

Nichiren sat erect on his knees on a carpet and put hands together.

Hokibō and other disciples finally caught up with the priest here.They took out Buddhist rosary and have begun to advocate the title with tears. As is expected Hokibo who is always stouthearted shed a line of tears.

Shijō Kingo sat erect on his knees in the back of Nichiren. And he stripped to the waist and pulls a sword out of the sheath slowly. Because it follows his master.

The word of command was given.

“Get set!”

Nichiren advocates it.

Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, ”

The headsman advanced to the left back of Nichiren and pulled a sword slowly and raised it highly.

It is this time.

Light reflected to the sword from somewhere.

The headsman doubted it and stopped movement.

The light was from the other side of the sea, darkness of the Pacific of the Enoshima Island direction.

A white luminous body of the size similar to a full moon comes here slowly.

"What was that?"

The Enoshima whole glistened weirdly under their eyes.

Soldiers exclaimed.

Light lighted up the face of each soldiers without a sound, and all the execution pace of Tatsunokuchi became like noonday.

“That appeared!”

The headsman fell down and prostrated himself and the soldier screamed and dispersed. The samurais alight from horses and join their hands in prayer shaking. There was the person who crouched down on a horse.

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                           From Biography of Nichiren Daishōnin

Various opinions were said about the persecution of Tasunokuchi from old days. Thunder fell at a moment when beheaded, or a sword was broken into pieces. These are said to be it as if it were true, but that truth is just what I wrote this.

'On the Buddha's Behavior' which Nichiren wrote is the only detailed historical materials about the luminous body.

“A orb as bright as the moon burst forth from the direction of Enoshima, going across the sky from southeast to northwest. It was shortly before dawn and still too dark to see anyone's face, but the radiant object clearly illuminated everyone like bright moonlight. The headsman fell feeling blind. The soldiers were filled with panic. Some ran off into the distance, some jumped down from their horses and huddled on the ground, while others crouched in their saddles.”

The soldiers broke up around the execution place. Only Nichiren and Kingo, Hokibo and other Nichiren's disciples and believers of the same discipline have stayed.

It was a miracle.

This dramatic occurrence may think the reader to be a made-up story.

In fact, this is not the first advent of the luminous body.

There is the same record of the luminous body in 'the Mirror in the East' which is the official record of the Kamakura Shogunate. It was June 20, 1182, 50 years ago from this day.

“At about 8:00 p.m., a shiner appeared around the Mt. Tsuruoka. It flew on the side of the foreshore and the light extended to approximately 10 yards and did not disappear for a while.”

Tsuruoka is the place of the Hachiman shrine which Nichiren scolded. It is said that the luminous body went towards the sea from here. The shiner of the Tatsunokuchi appeared at dead of the night of about 3:00 a.m. In addition, the approach course is contrary to 50 years ago too, and flies towards the island from the Pacific.


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