日蓮大聖人『御書』解説

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2019年 01月 11日

30. Tatsunokuchi Persecution. 2

  Japanese edition


Yadoya Nyudo Mitsunori of the Shogunate chief vassal came in just after believers had left.

He is old acquaintance of Nichiren. He was the person who passed on 'the treatise of establishing the correct teachings for the safety of the nation' to Tokiyori Hojo. Yadoya was pressing Nichiren for adjustment after the problem had happened in the court.

Yadoya sits straight with the clothes like the government official. His story got to the point immediately.

“Will you not do me a favor? It is time of a life-or-death crisis for priest Nichiren and believers now. The shogunate government is admitting the faiths of the Lotus Sutra. We are only saying that you should stop showing disapproval to the other religion. If you do not blame them, you could receive satisfactory patronage of Shogunate. Would you not understand it?”.

I can't agree with you”.

‘Why?’.

Yadoya cannot understand Nichiren. Nichiren insists that it is disobeying Buddha's teachings to consider Lotus Sutra and other sutras equal.


“The people today appear to believe in the Lotus Sutra, but in fact they do not really believe in the Lotus Sutra. The reason is this: When someone assures them that the Lotus Sutra is the same as the Dainichi Sutra, or that it is the same as the Kegon Sutra or the Amida Sutra, they are pleased and place their faith in this person. If someone tells them that the Lotus Sutra is completely different from all the other sutras, they will not listen to him, or even if they should listen, they would not think that the person was really speaking the truth”. Part 1 of Liberation from Blindness’.


Only the Lotus Sutra is the sutra of becoming Buddha, and other sutras cannot become Buddha, to the contrary, the other sutras fall into the evil courses.

The people do not understand this logic and reason. Nichiren said 'Cut off the necks of Ryoukan and Doryu and burn down Gokurakuji and Kenchoji Temple!'. These were to awaking people ignorant about Law of Buddha.

He showed abnormal calm, like it is what he expected far from being upset, even if he receives the situation that Lotus sect is going to collapse in this way.

"Lord Yadoya, I greatly appreciate your kindness. However, I cannot receive the proposal”.

A color of the disappointment was reflected on most of disciples and believers vividly on then. Nichiren advances by himself and is going to receive great persecution voluntarily. There was the person who criticized such Nichiren with eyes plainly.

“It is Nembutsu and Zen Buddhism that have caused a misfortune of Japan or a national crisis of Mongolia. There will be not the peace and security of Japan unless all of you punish them”.

Yadoya confided terrible movement of the Shogunate on then.

“I am shogun's retainers, but I respect the priest Nichiren. In addition, I prayed so that lord Tokimune understood the priest. However, the situation had changed completely in court of the day before yesterday. The samurai group including Heino Saemonnojo decided a policy to arrest people of Nichiren sect all together”.

Disciples and believers further shocked.

“It is not a dishonest threat. They are saying, 'Put the disciples in jails, as for the samurai, confiscate their territory. As for believer, banish them from Kamakura, and, as for the priest, cut off his neck"'.

Nobody of disciple and believer present there uttered a voice. No, everybody had lost a voice for an excessive shock.

Presently, frank Kingo hit anger on Yadoya.

“Lord Yadoya, do not say impolite remarks! You used abusive language towards the priest. I either am serving the Shogunate. I will let nobody touch to our priest!”.

Nichiren curbed Kingo and said.

“Lord Yadoya, I am preparing for it from the start. Many thanks for your advice. But I intend to tell it to lord Kamakura even if it costs my life. I cannot withdraw. I must ask you to leave”.

Though Yadoya was able to expect compromise, this is an unexpected result.

“Is it useless even if I speak with you further? How regrettable. Probably the priest like you will become the great teacher leading a country, but".

Yadoya left so that he regretted it while looking back.


Continued to 3


Life of Nichiren. Vol. 1. Contents



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