日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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2017年 12月 09日

Final. Teachings of Buddha in Japan flow to India 3

           Japanese edition


It is terribly rude, but I consider here the fate that the Buddha and Nichiren Daishonin appeared in this world in the Buddhism history.

"Sermon of the Tathagatas are one style and one flavor" this is preached in the chapter of the parable of the medicinal herbs of the 5th of the Lotus Sutra. In other words, Buddha preaches it that the Buddhahood of Buddha who mastered "the real facts of all things" is the same as Buddhahood of various Buddha. The difference is the times when Buddha preaches (kalpa), the country which has the relation that the Buddha is born, and the period that Law is continued effectively after Buddha passed away.

Shakyamuni Buddha gives wisest Shariputra "the prediction", at the place of the metaphor chapter of third of the Lotus Sutra, that he becomes the Tathagata of Flower Shine in the future world. Shakyamuni Buddha name that Buddha's land "the leaving from impurities" where Tathagata of Flower Shine appears, and name the kalpa "the great treasures decorated", and he shows that theTathagata of Flower Shine has the life time of "12 short kalpas" and shows the populace has life time of "eight short kalpas" each then. Furthermore, he gives Kenman Bodhisattva the prediction that he becomes "Buddha living among flowers" in future life after the Tathagata of Flower Shine appears and passed through 12 short kalpas, and he reveals, after the death of Tathagata of Flower Shine, the era of proper Law will continue for 32 short kalpas and the era of Law of image will continue for 32 short kalpas.

By the way, the name of the Buddha's land of the current earth is called "the saha", and the name of the kalpa is "Ken kalpa".

Shakyamuni came up in India and preached Myoho-renge -kyo in the Eagle Peak for last eight years and he entrusted Jogyo Bodhisattva with the propagation of post mortem Myoho-renge-kyo and passed away at 80 years old. The Law of Buddha, after Shakyamuni passed away, loses power in 1000 years of the proper Law and 1000 years of the Law of image and enters times of the latter day of the Law. And, in Japan where Nichiren Daishonin is a place of the spiritual connection of Myoho- renge-kyo, he is born as reincarnation of the Jogyo Bodhisattva, he does 'sweeping the provisional and revealing the origin' by a persecution of Tatsunokuchi, and expresses the origin as the real Buddha of the latter day of the Law.

Then, after Nichiren passed away, how does the Law continue? Nichiren declares it definitely as follows in 'On Repaying Debts of Gratitude.'

“If Nichiren's benevolence is vast, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo will flow for ten thousand years and until the eternity. There is the beneficial power to open the blind eyes of all the people of the country in Japan, and it blocks the path to the hell of incessant suffering. Its benefits surpass that of Dengyo and Tientai, and are superior to that of Nagarjuna and Mahakashyapa. An ascetic practice for hundred years in the paradise do not surpass the one day benefit of the impure world. The propagation of two thousand years during the proper and image times of the Law is inferior to a second of propagation of the latter day of the Law. This is not a thing by the wisdom of Nichiren totally, the time only makes so. In spring, the blossoms open, in autumn, the fruit ripens. Summer is warm, and winter is cold. Does not the time make so?”.

Nichiren Daishonin declares that the propagation of the 2000 years of the proper and image times of the Law after Shakyamuni is inferior to an instant of the propagation that disciples and followers does after Nichiren in the latter day of the Law and it is a reason time make so.


   To be continued to (4)


Third volume table of contents.



by johsei1129 | 2017-12-09 21:55 | LIFE OF NICHIREN | Comments(0)


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