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2019年 01月 03日

29. Warning to Yoritsuna Tirano. 4

  Japanese edition


Nichiren speaks to Yoritsuna as like persuading.

“You are the leader of the world. Why are you going to spoil a pillar saving Japan? You should think of a national crisis above all, and it will be vital to repel a foreign enemy by all means. It is called loyalty that one makes the world peaceful and safe, and it is filial duty to make a nation peaceful and safe. I do not state it for my own sake. I state it for the sake of Japan, for the sake of the Shogunate and for the people”.

The member in hall was overawed by spirit of Nichiren, but only Yoritsuna continued booing Nichiren.

“Dash it! Get out! A beggar bonze of Awa, you are! 'Nembutsu is hell, the Zen is an evil spirit', you have your own way with a bad-mouth and you save a soldier's stick and make trouble. You, to the contrary, will fall into the hell. I will cut off your neck emphatically!”.

Abusive language of Yoritsuna does not stop.

Nichiren recollected Tojo Kagenobu who was the land steward of Awa. He had carried matters with a high hand, but Kagenobu does not compare with Yoritsuna. Though Kagenobu was simple one land steward, Yoritsuna was partitioning off the world. He would write down a state of this later.


“Hearing this, the magistrate Heino Saemonnojo, forgetting all the dignity, became wild with rage as like the lay priest [Kiyomori Tairano] of minister of state”.The Act of the Votary of the Lotus Sutra’.


Yoritsuna expressed the character of the madness inherent like Kiyomori Tairano. Gokurakuji Ryoukan expressed the inherent character as the arrogant counterfeit saint, and Yoritsuna revealed his inherent character as the demon king of the sixth Heaven.

Nichiren was not surprised at a preconceived reaction of Yoritsuna and he remained calm and left the court of justice.

Even after Nichiren left, Yoritsuna Tairano stood grasping his fist.

He took pride in oneself as the person who is ruling over present Japan. He had thought that there was not the person who excelled him other than Tokimune of the master. He looked down upon even Yasumori Adachi of the vassal. However, this high self-conceit was shattered by Nichiren.

(There is the person raising a hand against me).

A wick of the light glitters in one room of military headquarters and lights up Yoritsuna Tairano and Hojo Nobutoki weirdly.

Yoritsuna began to talk.

“In danger. I have not ever watched such a man. Will become the serious affair if we let him alone.

Nobutoki says uneasily.

“However, how will our young lord do the action? It is a problem. Our Lord seems to protect Nichiren”.

Yoritsuna asserted it as if he shook off uneasiness of Nobutoki.

“Our lord is still young. Our turn is from now. We will dispose of Nichiren secretly, after all had finished without a mistake, we report to our lord, he cannot interfere anymore. Is 'a day after the fair'.

It was an intrigue which would hush up Nichiren. Yoritsuna decided to execute Nichiren. It is a means which the aide to dictator uses. If he reports it to Tokimune as a treated case after having executed Nichiren, even if Tokimune get angry and even if there was an up and downer, the lord cannot but refer it to other object if time passes finally.

Nichiren was seeing through their essence. He writes about it in the ‘Reply to Nun Kuboama'.


“Thus, I only feel pity for the ruler and for the country of Japan. For example, the insects protected by a tree's shade eat away at the tree and topple a tree and the worms inside a lion's body eat a lion and kill it. Those people protected by the lord of Sagami, under cover of his authority, threaten populace, causing them anguish and bother. In addition, claiming that it is at the order of the ruler, they attempt to wipe out the teachings of the Lotus Sutra, causing the destruction of the nation and inviting the ruin of their lord. What pitiful people!”.


The lord of Sagami is Tokimune. Yoritsuna does not understand here in the least bit that a misfortune will befall himself by punishing Nichiren.


Continued to 5


Life of Nichiren. Vol. 1. Contents



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