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2016年 11月 13日

Gosho 四恩抄 The Four Debts of Gratitude


されば三宝の恩を報じ給うべし、

Thus it is imperative that one repay one’s debt of gratitude to the three treasures.

Nonetheless, one must repay one’s debt of gratitude to the three treasures.

(いにしえ)の聖人は雪山(せっせん)童子(どうじ)常啼(じょうたい)菩薩(ぼさつ)(やく)(おう)大士(だいし)()(みょう)(おう)等・此等は(みな)我が身を鬼のうち()()ひとなし身の(けつ)(ずい)をうり(ひじ)をたき(こうべ)を捨て給いき、

In ancient times, there were sages such as the boy Snow Mountains, Bodhisattva Ever Wailing, Bodhisattva Medicine King, and King Universal Brightness, all of whom [offered their lives in order to make such repayment]. The first offered his body as food to a demon. The second sold his own blood and marrow. The third burned his arms, and the fourth was ready to part with his head.

In ancient times, there were sages such as Sessen Dōji, who offered his flesh to a demon for hood; Bodhisattva Ever-weeping sold his blood and marrow [to seek the Law]; Bodhisattva Medicine King continuously burned his elbow [to serve as light for the Buddha]; King Shrutasoma kept his promise although [King Kalmapda] tried to behead him.

(しか)るに末代の凡夫(ぼんぶ)・三宝の恩を(こうむ)りて三宝の恩を報ぜず、

Ordinary people in this latter age, however, though receiving the benefits of the three treasures, completely neglect to repay them.

On the other hand, common mortals in the Latter Day of the Law, although benefiting from the virtues of the three treasures, do not even try to repay their debts of gratitude.

いかにしてか仏道を(じょう)ぜん

How, then, can they attain the Buddha way?

Therefore, how can they expect to complete all the practices of the Buddha way and attain Buddhahood?


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