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2017年 08月 05日 ( 1 )


2017年 08月 05日

Sweeping the Provisional and Revealing the Origin (4)

                         

                      Japanese edition


The horse with the messenger of Tokimune galloped off the shoreline. But it was slightly late.

The party of Nichiren has already approached to the stone's cast of Tatsunokuchi.

Enoshima Island was seen in the distance under the moonlight.

Kingo mused over memories of the past while pulling the reins of the horse of Nichiren.

He recollected the encounter with Nichiren.

When he met for the first time, Kingo turned on Nichiren. The smile of the teacher who received it gently.

The day when he entered a faiths, he pleased Nichiren.

A figure of Nichiren pleased to embrace his child.

And Nichiren's love which is deeper than the parent whom he received when it was said that he become a witness.

All of these are dear at this time of day.

Kingo was indulged in sentiment more and more.

(Oh, it was so. This person has been my master and was a teacher and was father. I just surely understood it.)

Kingo recalled the verse of the chapter of the metaphor changing itself into the castle in the Lotus Sutra that received sermon from Nichiren then.

“They are always born with a teacher together in the various Buddha's land.”

There was the light of the place of execution forward before long.

The soldiers make noise.

"The priest came."

Soldiers surrounded the horse of Nichiren.

Kingo was prepared for it, but here he was moved to tears and he shouted to Nichiren at the top of his voice while catching the reins.

“Priest, this is last time you meet with me in this world!”.

Kingo cried aloud.

He was usually the 41-year-old man who was obstinate and a short temper.

However, he cannot stop that tears.

Nichiren who rode the horse watched Kingo with eyes of the affection. However, he scolded Kingo severely with the face of the severe father the next moment.

“What a miserable samurai! Kingo, why do you not laugh at this joy? Why do you break the promise?”

Kingo kneels while catching the reins and does not stop crying.

Nichiren was the severe teacher until the very end. He scolded the disciple even in such situation. But there is not such the pleased thing elsewhere if he thought of the mind of Kingo who is going to die for Nichiren together. However, the moment to receive the greatest turning point is approaching to the votary of the Lotus Sutra of the latter days of the Law, now. At that time, what occurs? Nichiren had been predicting it. But the fact is not handed down to afterworld correctly if there is not a witness there.It may vanish to the bottom by angry waves of the history like a seaweed is.

Nichiren scolded to disenchant Kingo.

(Never say die, Shijo Kingo! Look well.)

At around 3:00 a.m. in the present, it was the Ox and the time of Tiger.

A straw mat is spread under moonlight and the light of the torch. The headsman waited there.

Nichiren sat erect on his knees on a carpet, put hands together.

Hokibō and other disciples finally caught up with the priest.They took out Buddhist rosary and have begun to chant the title with tears. Always stouthearted Hokibo could not hold back a line of tears.

Shijō Kingo sat erect on his knees in the back of Nichiren. And he stripped to the waist and pulls a sword out of the sheath slowly. For following his master.

The word of command was given.

“Get set!”.

Nichiren chanted it.

Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, ”

The headsman advanced to the left back of Nichiren and pulled a sword slowly and raised it highly.

It is this time.

Light reflected to the sword from somewhere.

The headsman doubted it and stopped the hand.

The light was from the other side of the sea, darkness of the Pacific of the Enoshima Island direction.

A white luminous body of the size similar to a full moon comes here slowly.

"What is that?"

The Enoshima whole glistened weirdly under their eyes.

Soldiers exclaimed.

Light lighted up the face of each soldiers without a sound, and all the place of execution of Tatsunokuchi became like noonday.

“That appeared!”

The headsman fell down and prostrated himself and the soldier screamed and dispersed. The samurais alight from horses and join their hands while shaking. There was either the person who crouched down on a horse.

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                           From Biography of Nichiren Daishōnin

Various opinions were said about the persecution of Tasunokuchi from old days. Thunder fell at a moment when beheaded, or a sword was broken into pieces. These are said as if it were true, but that truth is just what I wrote this.

'On the Buddha's Behavior' which Nichiren wrote is the only detailed historical materials about the luminous body.

“A orb as bright as the moon burst forth from the direction of Enoshima, going across the sky from southeast to northwest. It was shortly before dawn and still too dark to see anyone's face, but the radiant object clearly illuminated everyone like bright moonlight. The headsman fell feeling blind. The soldiers were filled with panic. Some ran off into the distance, some jumped down from their horses and huddled on the ground, while others crouched in their saddles.”

The soldiers broke up around the place of execution. Only Nichiren and Kingo, Hokibo and other Nichiren's disciples and believers of the same discipline have stayed.

It was a miracle.

This dramatic occurrence may think the reader to be a made-up story.

In fact, this is not the first advent of the luminous body.

There is the same record of the luminous body in 'the Mirror in the East' which is the official record of the Kamakura Shogunate. It was June 20, 1182, 50 years ago from this day.

“At about 8:00 p.m., a shiner appeared around the Mt. Tsuruoka. It flew on the side of the foreshore and the light extended to approximately 10 yards and did not disappear for a while.”

Tsuruoka is the place of the Hachiman shrine which Nichiren scolded. It is said that the luminous body went towards the sea from here. The shiner of the Tatsunokuchi appeared at midnight of about 3:00 a.m. In addition, the approach course is contrary to 50 years ago, it is flying towards the island from the Pacific.


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