日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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2016年 02月 14日

Gosho 上野殿御返事 Two Kinds of Faith 3


(そもそも)今の時・法華経を信ずる人あり(あるい)は火のごとく信ずる人もあり・或は水のごとく信ずる人もあり。

Today there are people who have faith in the Lotus Sutra. The belief of some is like fire while that of others is like water.

Among contemporary believers in the Lotus Sutra, there are some who have faith like fire and others who have faith like flowing water.

聴聞(ちょうもん)する時は・()へたつばかり()もへども、()をざかりぬれば()つる心あり。

When the former listen to the teachings, their passion flares up like fire, but as time goes on, they tend to discard their faith.

Those with faith like fire, fervently burn with passion when they listen to the teachings of the Lotus Sutra, but when alone, are apt to forsake their faith.

水のごとくと申すはいつもたい(退)せず信ずるなり。

To have faith like water means to believe continuously without ever regressing.

On the other hand, those with faith like flowing water always persist in their practice of the Lotus Sutra, never discarding their faith.

此れはいかなる時も・つねは・たいせず()わせ給えば水のごとく信ぜさせ給へるか、()うとしたうとし。

Since you visit me constantly, regardless of the difficulties, your belief is comparable to flowing water. It is worthy of great respect!

Because you continue to visit me, regardless of your circumstances, it can be said that your faith resembles flowing water. This deserves my genuine respect.


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