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2018年 08月 16日

22.Three Kinds of Enemies who Hold a Grudge

                Japanese edition


One candle was burnt in one secluded room of Gokurakuji Temple.

Ryoukan, Rankei Doryu of Kenchoji Temple, Nen'a Ryochu of Nembutsu monk sat down in a circle in this room.

Ryoukan is religious precepts sect, Doryu who came from south Soong is Zen Buddhism, Ryochu is representatives of Nembutsu. These three people were hostile once each other. However, they united after Nichiren appeared as if to say "the enemy of the enemy would be a friend".

Nen'a spoke up slowly.

"Did you look?".

Doryu wrinkle his brow. He cannot hide embarrassment obviously.

"Sure. It is a really doubtful letter".

Nen'a Ryochu groaned.

“Nichiren appeals to lord Kamakura for the prediction before nine years having come true and is confronting us”.

Doryu unusually complained.

“Because the prediction proved right, our believers are moving to Nichiren. Therefore, the people who made Zen meditation decreased significantly. If Mongolia really attacked after, believers will turn to Nichiren more and more. In this situation the means that we live for will vanish. Priest Ryoukan, is there any good idea?”.

Ryoukan seems to have some covert plan and is calming down.

“We should ignore it about a confrontation of debate with him. As for this matter of Nichiren, Lord Heino Saemonnojo either seems to be fearfully angry. Nichiren is sure to be punished if the situation was left as such”.

Nen'a still cannot hide an uneasy face.

“However, Lord Tokiyori of father of lord Kamakura, Tokimune, pardoned Izu banishment of Nichiren. Is it not difficult for lord Kamakura to punish Nichiren for twice?”.

Ryoukan has begun to lower his voice.

“The problem is there.We must defeat Nichiren somehow or other. If Nichiren was impossible, let's turn an aim to disciples and believers”.

Doryu looks puzzled.

“Disciples and believers?”.

“So it is. A lot of vassals of the Shogunate such as Shijo Kingo of subordinates of Nagoe are the supporters of Nichiren. There is the believer of a person criticizing politics in the Shogunate. This is acute for lord Kamakura”.

“I see”.

Nen'a and Doryu nodded to a full confident tone of Ryoukan in darkness.


Nichiren waked up the Shogunate by the prediction of the Mongolia invasion. This attracted public attention, and there was the movement that the Shogunate was going to appoint Nichiren as, but Ryoukan in the religious world and the faction in power including Heino Saemonnojo in the Shogunate disturbed this move. If Nichiren repeating other religion disapproval holds power in the Shogunate, their status loses it during a single night. Ryoukan and others ingratiated themselves with the Kamakura shogunate and made a false statement and a false charge for slandering.

The voice of criticizing Nichiren was reaching Tokimune Hojo's ear. This web of intrigue was reaching Nichiren's ear through Toki Jonin of the Chiba and the believer of the samurai vassal including Shijo Kingo.

He says it as follows in "the opening the eyes" written down in Sado island later.


At the end of the middle days of the Law, Gomyo, Shuen and the other dedicated petitions in which slandered the Great Teacher Dengyo to emperor. At the beginning of the latter days of the Law, Ryoukan, Nen'a and others make up false document and are dedicating it to the shogunate just now. Why are they not the enemies of three kinds who hold a grudge?".


            Continued to (2)


Life of Nichiren. Vol. 1. Contents



by johsei1129 | 2018-08-16 20:15 | LIFE OF NICHIREN | Comments(0)


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