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2018年 12月 01日

27. Omen of the Great Persecution.1

   Japanese edition


Night is coming on, and the whole Kamakura became dark.

People gathered to the door front of Gokurakuji in the rain and threw away rosary of the flat form. It is a converting of their faiths to the Lotus sect of Nichiren.

Suobo and Irisawa Nyudo were looking for Ryoukan in the temple.

He was missing.

It was identified that Ryoukan was in the garden in the residence before long.

He crouched down to grass and was staring at the wet ground.

Lightning lighted up the face of terrible anger of Ryoukan.

Ryoukan decided to become Devadhata who was the enemy of Buddha.

No, was meant to become Devadatta.

Decided to kill Nichiren by any means.

Though Devadatta continued aiming at Buddha and put poison in his thumb and was going to poison Buddha finally, it is said that the poison took effect to himself and the ground is cracked and fell into the hell of incessant sufferings himself.

The direct reason Devadatta had a hatred of Buddha was because he was denounced from Buddha in front of the people.

“Because Buddha criticized Devadatta, saying ‘The thou are foolish person to eat the saliva of the person’, a poisonous arrow entered Deva's chest, and he bore a grudge, and said; ‘Shakyamuni is not Buddha. I am a real child of King Kokubon and is the older brother of the honorable priest Anandha, and I am kindred of Shakyamuni. Even if I am very bad, he must instruct me secretly. Will the honorable Buddha say such a big mistake among such people of multitude in fact? He is the foe of the wife in old days, and now he is an enemy of a public place. I become a great deadly foe whenever being reincarnated for him from today’". The First Volume of the Opening the Eyes’.

Buddha did not scold Deva with malice.

Originally Deva was a pupil of Buddha.

He was same imperial family of India with Buddha and was a cousin. He had more wisdom, too, and received disciples' respect, but, on the other hand, he was abnormally strong in ambition, and himself was puffed up wanting to be Shakyamuni’s successor.

Shakyamuni admonished such eva many times, but the Deva does not hear him. He saw through his mind of dark nature, and Shakyamuni thought of his future and scolded him.

'To eat the saliva of the person'. These are severe words.

The dark true character of the deva was immeasurable. For Deva living in a fame, what is abused in front of the people is harder than dying. A poisonous arrow had stuck in double suicide of Deva. For Deva who longed for success in life, what was abused in front of the people had become the grudge that it was hard to remove. There was either the grudge that he competed to make Yasodhara of the most beautiful woman of the India a wife and was defeated by Shakyamini.

Deva thought. The salvation of himself is to make Shakyamuni a dead person. There after he aimed at life of Shakyamuni for life.

It is said that the man abandons life in shame. Deva was humiliated in front of the people and exposed the true character. By the way, Devadatta commits the three crimes after this. These are crimes of murdering a Buddhist priest, destroying the organization of the priest and making Buddha bleed. At first, he killed Mahaprajapati who was a disciple of Shakyamuni and was an adoptive mother. Next, he had taken out disciples from the religious community of Shakyamuni and brought the edge of extinction. Finally, he drops a rock and squelches the little finger of the foot of Buddha. The person who injured the body of Buddha among every bad person throughout times is only Devadatta, and Kagenobu Tojo who had cut the brow of Nichiren with a sword in a persecution of Komatsubara.


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Life of Nichiren. Vol. 1. Contents



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