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2018年 11月 18日

26. Nichiren Pray for Rain Hard 2

         Japanese edition


When defeat of Ryoukan became decisive, the third messenger, Hokibo Nikko came up and told it loudly in the background of the sunset.

“Disciple of the priest Nichiren, Hokibo Nikko expresses the message of the priest. Why is a backwind here without raining? The holy priest Ryoukan most superior in religious precepts achieved the doctrines of Lotus Sutra and Shingon and it is said that the mercy is the best. Why can you not bring rain during seven days while in command of several hundred believers? Think with this, can the person who does not jump over the fosse of a feet jump over the fosse of ten feet or 20 feet? You cannot bring even easy rain and the difficult rebirth and attaining of Buddhahood go without saying. Therefore, you must change a wicked intention to bear a grudge against priest Nichiren from now. If you feel your future life scary, come according to the promise in a hurry. I will teach you the Law to bring rain, and the way of becoming the Buddha”.

Ryoukan glared at Hokibo and groaned. According to there cord, it is said that he cries and bared his feelings.

It is not ordinary. He is a saint said to be living Buddha of Kamakura. Ryoukan have never received such the humiliation.

 However, Hokibo swears uncharitably.

“The drought is more terrible and the backwind blows more and more, grieving of people is deeper. Stop the prayer immediately!”.

Believers came to their senses, stop Nembutsu and looked up at Hokibo.

The voice of the grudge broke out. A sound of this resentment leaked to outside, and the crowd who looked at this scene ran away.

Nichiren writes down about the prayer for rain as follows in "Letter to Shimoyama" which he wrote at 56 years old in fifth year of Kenji era.


The Sutra of the world origin says; ‘various creatures become dissolute, and they pollute the practices of the cleanliness. Therefore, the Heaven does not give rain’. Also, it says, ‘there is the person who is not becoming for Law. Because he is greedy and is jealousy and has a wicked view and is mentally confused, the Heaven does not give rain. 'The Aspects of different between the Sutra and the Law’ says,Because there are five matters, there is not rain. I abbreviate one to three. The fourth point, it is because an exorcist of rain is lechery. As for the fifth, because the king does not rule the country with reason, an exorcist of rain gets angry. Therefore, it does not rain’. Please compare it with Ryoukan self in the clear mirror of these texts of a sutra. We see it clearly. The first point, it is said that he follows religious precepts at the surface, but is he not actually dissolute? The second point, is he not greedy? The third point, is not he jealous? The fourth, does not he have a wicked view? The fifth, is not he lechery? He does not surpass these five points. In addition, the object of this sutra is not limited to one Ryoukan. Consider old times and understand the present!”.


He said that prayer do not come true for a reason of dissoluteness, greed, jealousy, a wicked view and the lechery.

Ryoukan had lost beyond recognition. This moment, his fame has been gone.


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Life of Nichiren. Vol. 1. Contents




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