日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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2018年 11月 14日

26. Nichiren Pray for Rain Hard 1

           Japanese edition


Ryoukan sat straight in front of Amida statue.

Ilusawa Nyudo came while out of breath.

"The messenger of Nichiren is coming".

Disciple of Nichiren, Nichiro appeared at the same moment as Ryoukan was surprised at.

Nichirou who wore a gray canonical robe looked down the priests of the black robe and told them word for word deep impressively.

“Disciple of the priest Nichiren, Chikugobo Nichirou express the message of the priest heartily. The rainy prayer is only today. It is a day of the fate for the priest Ryoukan. If it does not rain today, you should become the pupil of the Nichiren holy priest according to the previous promise, and, you should work hard at the ascetic practices of the Lotus Sutra from the beginning. Otherwise you should hide yourself in the forest”.

Believers of Gokurakuji grabbed Nichirou, but Suobo and Ilusawa Nyudo stopped believers. The believer showed hatred to Nichiren, but Suobo persuaded them hard.

“Do not make noise. It is our defeat if we cause violence case here”.

The believers booed Nichirou.

“Is not yet over!”.

They chased away Nichirou hurriedly while cursing.

But a day inclines in vain, and wind dances on the place of prayer.

Believers of Gokurakuji leave one after another. Of these, one believer was exasperating and flung a Buddhist rosary of the flat form against the ground. The flat form is a symbol of the Nembutsu sect.

A believer becomes sparse.

The second messenger, Nissho appeared here.

“Disciple of the priest Nichiren, Ben Azyari Nissho expresses the message of the priest. Priest Ryoukan, night falls. Admit a defeat manfully. Priest Ryoukan, please stop behaving unsightly. Religious precepts and Nembutsu do not extend to the Lotus Sutra after all without being worth. You should stop prayer”.

It did not seem that Ryoukan could hear it.

He still chanted Nembutsu with the face of the sleepwalker.

The sun approaches the edge of a mountain, and today is going to be over.

Suddenly, Ryoukan tore the Buddhist rosary which he had and he screamed to the sky.

It was an angry voice with resentment.

“Why does it not rain? I have ever not failed for bringing rain. But why does it not rain now? What am I supposed to have done wrong? I am not a person who prays at this boorish place. I am in the social position that deserve to be called the Archbishop or great teacher and may be dominating Nara and Kyoto not to mention Kamakura. So. To me failure isn't forgiven. I must continue to dominate the foolish public. However, now, why?”.

Ryoukan rubbed his head to the ground and swatted it many times.

Nonetheless the believers of Ryoukan who cannot give up continue chanting Nembutsu. It is to acknowledge defeat if they stop it. Still they will be not able to endure it.


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Life of Nichiren. Vol. 1. Contents



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