日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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Gosho 観心本尊抄六 The True Object of Worship 22

 伝教大師日本にして末法の始を記して云く「代を語れば像の終り、末の(はじめ)

 The Great Teacher Dengyō, who was living in Japan, foresaw the beginning of the Latter Day of the Law, saying: “Speaking of the age, in the age when the Middle Day of the Law ends and the Latter Day opens.

 The Great Teacher Dengyou, in Japan, foresaw the beginning of the latter day of the Law, saying: 'If saying times, the end of the middle days of the Law and the beginning of the latter day.

 地を(たずぬ)れば唐の東・(けつ)の西、

 Regarding the land, it will begin in a land to the east of T’ang and to the west of Katsu.

 Regarding the land, it will be the east of Tang and the west of Katsu.

 人を(たずぬ)れば則ち五濁の生・闘諍の時なり

 As for the people, it will spread among people stained by the five impurities who live in a time of conflict.

 As for the person, he will be born from the five turbidities in the times of struggle'.

 経に云く猶多(ゆた)怨嫉(おんしつ)況滅(きょうめつ)度後(どご)と此の言(まこ)とに(ゆえ)有るなり」

 The sutra says, ‘Since hatred and jealousy toward this sutra abound even when the Thus Come One is in the world, how much more will this be so after his passing?’. There is good reason for this statement”.

 The sutra says, ‘Hatred and jealousy toward this sutra abound even when the Tathagata is in the world, why may there be fewer than this after his death? This explanation is to the point really'.

 此の釈に闘諍の時と云云、今の自界(じかい)叛逆(ほんぎゃく)・西海侵逼(しんぴつ)の二難を指すなり

 “A time of conflict” in this commentary refers to the two disasters of internal strife and invasion from the western sea that are occurring at present.

 ‘The times of struggle' of this commentary. It refers to the two disasters that are occurring at present,the internal strife and the invasion from the western sea.

 此の時地涌(じゆ)千界出現して本門の釈尊を脇士(きょうじ)と為す一閻(いちえん)浮提(ぶだい)第一の本尊此の国に立つ可し

 At this time the countless Bodhisattvas of the Earth will appear and establish in this country the Gohonzon, foremost in Jambudvīpa, that depicts Shakyamuni Buddha of the essential teaching .  

At that time, the Bodhisattva of the Earth will emerge.Then, he will establish the supreme object of worship for the entire world in this country, with Shakyamuni of the essential teaching playing a subordinate role.


 At this time the countless bodhisattvas will appear from the ground, and the Gohonzon, the holiest in the world, will be erected in this country with the essential Shakyamuni Buddha playing a subordinate role”.

(がっ)()(しん)(たん)(いま)だ此の本尊(ましま)さず

 This Gohonzon has never appeared in India or China.
 This Gohonzon has never before been in existence, either in India or China.

天晴れぬれば地明かなり

 When the skies are clear, the ground is illuminated.

 法華を()る者は世法を得可きか


 Similarly, when one knows the Lotus Sutra, one understands the meaning of all worldly affairs.


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