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2018年 03月 18日 ( 1 )


2018年 03月 18日

12. Outbreak of the major earthquake of Shoka that led to the protest to the nation.

                 Japanese edition


Audience gathered in the Matsuba valley.

Other than the believer of the Shijo Kingo, Toki Jonin, Yoshitaka Kudo, and Ikegami brothers, there is the priest of the black clothes who is the strange face.

Two children either come in the side of the dirt floor and look at the state of affairs. Two people who were an orphan began an under servant for Nichiren naturally since they received kindness of the food and house. Nichiren called a boy Kumao and Takao each and loved them.

Nichiren wears a grey robe in the body and talks to audience.

“Who is a person destroying Law of Buddha? Is it a person in authority or is it the mere common people? It is not so. The priest who is loved with an excellent Buddhist priest by everybody, and collects respect of the world, he will destroy the Buddha's Law. The sutra says 'an insect inside lion eats lion'. Other enemies are hard to break law of Buddha. A very priest in the Law of Buddha will become a person destroying Law of Buddha”.

The Buddhist priest of black clothes interrupted.

“You, Nichiren. Whom does the priest mean? No, that don't remind me of somebody”.

Nichiren answers calmly.

It is priest Gokurakuji Ryōkan”.

A stir happens in audience. The believers of Nichiren either looked like being surprise.

The Buddhist priest of black clothes rebukes it.

“Why do you say such a mad thing? Priest Ryokan is said to be the living Buddha in this Kamakura. He makes a checkpoint and collects door moneys while making a bridge in the deep river and making a road on the rough land. Something is wrong with you about saying such holy person is an insect in lions”.

Nichiren answers.

“Priest Ryokan saves treasures and is assuming loan and moneymaking behavior now when we watch act of him. Is it the style of the priest? Who will believe this? It is troublesome to establish the barrier for a traveler. It is happening under our nose. Do you not look?”.

The Buddhist priest of black clothes strongly refutes Nichiren.

"Priest Ryokan is believed by lord Kamakura thickly even if you say anything. He is not vulgar social position like you. The power of the priest is accumulated finally because there is the upper confidence. When there is not faiths of lord Kamakura, there is not the effect even if you tell a just argument so much”.

Nichiren returns it with fortitude.

“If lord Kamakura is a benevolent lord, he should be able to understand the Lotus Sutra surely. Do not laugh. In yore, there was King Ajatashatru accompanied with Shakyamuni, the emperor of Chen Sui in the Great Teacher Tientai, and the Emperor Kanmu with the Great Teacher Dengyo. I only believe it now”.

The priest of black clothes left laughingly.

Shijo Kingo was angry. He heard quietly, but he cannot stand.

“What a rude Buddhist priest he is! I question him severely”.

Nichiren stopped him.

"Wait, Lord Kingo. Leave him alone. He came to wait and see us”.

Short-tempered Kingo has a fit without hearing stop of Nichiren. Nichiren persuaded him as if cooled mind down of Kingo.

“He is not an attitude hearing a sermon from a beginning. It is because they are not calm in propagation of our Lotus sect”.


After troubles were finished, Nichiren introduced the new disciple to everybody.

“By the way, I introduce him because a promising youth became a disciple in our sect”.

The young Buddhist priest put both hands on the floor.

“My name is Sanmibo Nichigyo. The conditions of the clergy and laity are different, but let's work hard at propagation of the Lotus Sutra in perfect harmony”.

Sanmibo bowed to everybody with a very proud facial expression.The all members lower the head to Sanmibo deeply, too.

Yoshitaka Kudo raised a voice unintentionally.

“Gee, before we knew it, this hall of the priest became lively, didn't it?”.

Kingo says exaggeratedly.

“It is no wonder that priest Ryokan wants to look in this!”.

All members laughed.


         To be continued (2)



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