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2018年 04月 07日

13. 'The Treatise of Establishing the Correct Teachings', and fateful encounter with Nikko. (2)

Japanese edition


Time passed, and new year began. The brook of the thaw flows. The light from a window lights up the written words.

At that time, heard a voice from the outside of the door.

“May I come in?”.

Nichiren took his eyes off a text of a sutra for an instant and answered.

“Please step this way”.

When a door was opened, Hokibo sat straight and lowered the head.

He wanted to talk with priest Nichiren, but because the priest was staying in the storehouse of Buddhist sutra right long, there was not that opportunity at all. Therefore, he decided to knock on the door on readiness.

Nichiren smiled to young Hokibo.

“Please enter without restraint”.

Nichiren is sincere to either the young Buddhist priest training himself.

Hokibo entered a room under tension and sat straight in front of Nichiren again.

Nichiren smiles to Hokibo.

“What can I do for you?”.

“Excuse me, are you priest Nichiren of Kamakura?”.

"Precisely”.

“My name is Hokibo studying in this temple. I want to ask you directly”.

Nichiren nodded smilingly. Even if Hokibo was later years, he did not forget a smile of this time.

“Excuse me, but what are you checking into?”.

Nichiren slightly looked puzzled.

Hokibo continues talking.

“You are reading only a sutra without talking with anyone of this temple during a half year, after coming here. I was interested whether you were investigating any important thing”.

Nichiren laughed. Hokibo has never watched such a bright smile.

“Made you worry. In fact, I thought by the major earthquake of last year and I saw all the Buddhist sutras and wanted to ascertain it”.

What did you ascertain?”.

The eyes of Hokibo have begun to shine. Lips of Nichiren tightened in response to the earnest look of the boy.

“It is the root of the evil. A natural disaster, famine and a pestilence are spreading now in Japan. There are no people who do not grieve. Why do these kinds of things happen and what should we do to prevent this? Reading all the Buddhist sutras of Buddha, I wanted to ascertain it”.

Hokibo leaned forward.

Nichiren showed several memos which there was in the side.

“I am writing it now. Title assumed it 'the Treatise of Establishing the Correct Teachings for the Safety of the Nation'. The disaster of the present world is caused by Honen, the founder of the Nembutsu sect of Buddhism. A country ruins if donot exterminate this”.

Hokibo was astonished.

“Priest Honen. Really? Is it the priest Honen? He climbs Mt. Hiei at 13 years old, and the wisdom is equal to the sun or the moon, and the virtue is said to have surpassed the priest Genko of the teacher. Though priest Honen was exiled, he spread Nembutsu among a lifetime. What of the priest is wrong?”.

Hokibo thought.

(After all is this priest Nichiren an evil Buddhist priest as the rumors say?).

It seemed the eyes of the Hokibo produced doubt for an instant. Nichiren slightly had a smile as if he expected this reaction beforehand, and he continued talking.

“Those who always eat smartweed become numb to its bitter. Those who are in toilet forget how smelly the smell is. The person does not notice that he is used to be wrong. They forget the ruler of teachings by 'Choice' of Honen and Buddha of the east land and refuse commission and they give priority to only sacred book of three volumes and four parts and throw away a consummate sacred book of the five times of Buddha hollowly and ignore Buddha of the east. If it is not a temple of the Amidha, everybody stops the will of offering to Buddha and if it is not a person of Nembutsu, everybody forgets thoughts of almsgiving. After all, the noble Buddhist priest who was residing takes leave and does not return and the correct god of protecting leaves and does not come back. Therefore, a devil comes, an ogre comes, the disaster is caused, and a difficulty happens.

Deplorably enough, over the past several decades, many people of tens of millions have been deluded by this devilish doctrine, have gotten lost of the Buddhism. Therefore, rather than offering a myriad of prayers and rituals, first and foremost it is vital to eliminate the single evil cause”.


Continued to(3)


Life of Nichiren. Vol. 1. Contents



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