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3. Establishing the correct Law for the peace and safety of the nation.

3. Establishing the correct Law for the peace and safety of the nation.

In addition, famine and a contagious disease were raging in those days. The great disaster was frequent, too.

“From late years to recently there have been ominous occurrences in the heavens, and natural disasters on earth. Famine and pestilence rage in all lands beneath the skies and in every corner of the realm. Dead cattle and horses are everywhere, and human skeletons clutter the streets. More than half the population has already perished, and there is not a single person who does not mourn."

Nichiren recorded this tragic situation. He asked the way of solution from all sutras of the Buddha.

The large earthquake occurred in May 1257. This major earthquake destroyed all buildings of Kamakura. Nichiren ascertained that a disaster to continue without a break does not get up accidentally but happened from the wicked Law of Nembutsu, he finishes writing 'The treatise of establishing correct Law for the peace and security of the nation'.(Rissho Ankokuron, in Japanese words).

In July 1260, Nichiren submitted this to Tokiyori Hojou who have the regal power through the lay priest Yadoya of the Shogunate official.

At the same time, Nichiren advised Yadoya to stop assistance to Nembutsu and Zen sect which had been recognized officially by shogunate. Furthermore, if it was not adopted, he foretold that an internal war and the invasion of other countries happen. (The first time of the warning the Government).

"I, Nichiren, have gained three renown. The first time was on the sixteenth day of July of the first year of the Bunno era (1260). That day I offered 'the treatise of establishing the correct teachings for the safety of the nation' to the ruler, the lay priest of Saimyoji, and I said to the intermediary lay priest Yadoya that “Please advise that the Zen sect and the Nembutsu sect should be abandoned". If this warning is not adopted, a revolt within the Hojo clan will break out and will be invaded by foreign nation”.

By the way, Hokibo Nikko became a disciple to Nichiren while writing the Rissho Ankokuron.

Nikko will become the successor of Nichiren later. After this, the young 12-years-old Nikko continues to stand on front of the propagation, as if "obey the form of the shadow to Nichiren".


Continued


Life of Nichiren. Compact edition.



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