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2017年 10月 29日 ( 1 )


2017年 10月 29日

8. Birth of Disciples and Believers who Supported the Life of Nichiren 2

                   Japanese ver.


The mind of Kingo was moved by Nichiren's every word.

“Yes, fame and fortune. You're absolutely right.”

Nichiren grasped that facial expression of Kingo included some shade.

“I suppose that you, Kingo, has some cares.”

Kingo was surprised. Can this person read my mind?

“No, I feel my mind is refreshed hearing the teaching. But…”

Nichiren leaned forward to hear what he said.

Kingo faces down.

“In fact, I have a daughter, but she is weak since birth, and is lying down to the bed with an illness for a long time. I have the knowledge of the medicinal herb a little, and I mix and use it too, but she has not been making any noticeable recovery. I prayed to the various gods and Buddha, but do not improve at all.”

“I understand. I will pray for an important child of Kingo to the best of my ability. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like the roar of a lion. What sickness therefore can become an obstacle? The person who embrace the title, daimoku, of the Lotus Sutra will be protected by the good deities. But your faiths alone will determine all these things. A sword is useless for the hands of a coward. The sword of the Lotus Sutra must be wielded by person courageous in faiths. Your child's misfortune will change into good fortune. Decide your mind, summon faiths, pray.”

Kingo put his hands on the floor on an impulse.

“I understand clearly what you mean. Shijo KingoYorimoto becomes the believer of the priest Nichiren from now and chants Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!”

A voice broke out with Kingo answering all at once from behind.

“Congratulations entering faiths!”

There are large number of people when he turned around in wonder. In that people, there were Toki Jonin, and feudal lord Yoshitaka Kudo of the Awa country Amatsu prefecture. Furthermore, Ikegami brothers of Munenaka and Munenaga whose father is the commissioner of buildings of the Shogunate. Also, Hiki Daigaku Saburo is the Confucianist of Shogunate officer.

They have been hearing a talk of Nichiren behind Kingo.

Kingo blushed and lowered the head to everyone.

Nichiren was 35 years old, Shijo Kingo was 26, was 9 years younger than Nichiren at this time. Yoshitaka Kudo was 23 years old, Hiki Daigaku Saburo was 55.

Shijo Kingo and Ikegami Munenaka and Hiki Daigaku Saburo were in Kamakura, and Toki Jonin and Yoshitaka Kudo were Shimousa. They had become the followers of influential Nichiren afterward.

They will give their life to spread the marvelous Law of Buddha while encountering many persecutions as the core of the believer.

The propagation of Nichiren continues moreover.

The person who wake up to the Lotus Sutra in the vassal of the Shogunate appeared.

Shijo Kingo and Toki Jonin served the vassal of Shogunate, but the understanding person of the Lotus Sutra appeared in the nerve center of the Shogunate.

Yadoya Mitsunori is the one of them. He became a priest as a layman, and he introduced himself as the lay priest Yadoya, but Yadoya is known as the closest aide to regent Tokiyori Hojo. The name of Yadoya Mitsunori appears in the Mirror of the East as one of seven people whom admission was permitted for nursing on occasion of the end of Tokiyori in after years.

Nichiren encounters Yadoya, and exchanges of opinions. Yadoya meant well to Nichiren who had the excellent discernment to the Law of Buddha though he was unknown and was not high-ranking priest.


    Continued to Appearance of Women Believers


Life of Nichiren Part 1 contents



by johsei1129 | 2017-10-29 22:04 | LIFE OF NICHIREN | Comments(0)