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2018年 10月 06日 ( 2 )


2018年 10月 06日

25. The Showdown by the Rain in Gokurakuji Ryoukan and Nichiren 4

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Suobo exchanged looks with Ilusawa and was reseated.

Nichiren continues it.

“If the priest Ryoukan was able to bring even one rain during seven days, Nichiren becomes disciple of him and keeps 250 religious precepts minutely, in addition I will recognize my mistake, and will show it to you throwing away the doctrine that I had said Nembutsu is the incessant sufferings of hell and said the religious precepts sect is a bandit”.

The audience was dumbfounded for Nichiren. It cannot by any possibility be true confronting an expert of praying for rain.

Suobo don't quite believe the evolution that occurred unexpectedly.

“Priest Nichiren. Is your word inviolate?”.

Nichiren asserted that it was true.

“If I showed him allegiance, Japan including my disciple will bow to the priest Ryoukan. To the contrary, these are clear that religious precepts of the priest Ryoukan are fault if it does not rain. Please surrender to the Lotus Sutra disinterestedly”.

Two people grasped each other's hands in unexpected tale.

“That's very hard to believe. Do you confront the priest Ryoukan really? Do you not have judiciousness?”.

Nichiren was self-composed as always.

“There are many examples which had determined a win and a defeat about praying for rain from yore. It is namely the Great Teacher Dengyou and Gomyo, also Shubin and Kobo. Let's have a showdown by praying for rain!”.

Two people especially called his attention to the fact that the matter is important.

“You cannot retract the present words. Do not forget!”.

Disciples of Nichiren were dumfounded.

Daishinbo, one of them, came running at the top of his speed.

“The priest, Ryoukan is a master of praying for rain! No one can match him at praying!”.

Nichiren turned his body squarely.

“I will bring it to an end by a result of reality. I defeat great self-conceit of Ryoukan and rescue his pain of the incessant sufferings of hell!”.


While Suobo and Ilusawa Nyudo guffaw, they run in the main street with quick light steps.

Two people thought.

The enemy of our bonze Ryoukan disappeared in this. They had been attacked severely by Nichiren so far, but that Nichiren attempted us by a reckless challenge. Cannot stop laughing.


The drought has become in earnest.

There was only the sun which burnt to all clear in the sky of the farms. The drought became more terrible only by wind sounding even if there was a cloudy day.

A farmer watched the rice that was about to die anxiously. And looked up at the sky bearing a grudge.

Present Japan does not have the serious drought. But, in those days when irrigation facilities were poor, serious famine was brought by a slight drought. The famine caused by the drought is still frequent all over the world. The human intelligence hardly prevent abnormal weather and it is helpless.

The era when science was undeveloped, the prayer by the religion were world common ultimate solutions measure for wonder of such nature. For the people who took every means, there was no possibility except praying.


Disciples and believers prayed led by Nichiren in the hall.

Nichiren did not change as always, but the disciples and supporters were different. Everyone has a serious look on face. There is not their own futures if it rains. Must not let our teacher be a disciple of Ryoukan. Their praying was tragic but even brave.


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Life of Nichiren. Vol. 1. Contents



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2018年 10月 06日

Gosho 観心本尊抄 The True Object of Worship 12

其の本尊の為体(ていたらく)、本師の娑婆の上に宝塔(くう)()塔中(たっちゅう)の妙法蓮華経の左右に釈迦()()(ぶつ)・多宝仏・釈尊の(きょう)()上行等の四菩薩・

The treasure tower sits in the air above the sahā world that the Buddha of the essential teaching [identified as the pure and eternal land]; Myoho-renge-kyo appears in the center of the tower with the Buddhas Shakyamuni and Many Treasures seated to the right and left, and, flanking them, the four bodhisattvas, followers of Shakyamuni, led by Superior Practices.

The appearance of the true object of worship is described as the treasure tower soaring in the air over the saha world, where the master of the essential teaching resides. Shakyamuni Buddha and Tahō Buddha take their place on either side of Myoho-Renge-Kyo within the treasure tower, accompanied by the four leaders of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth, led by Bodhisattva Jōgyō.

The appearance of the true object of worship is described as the treasure tower soaring in the air over the saha world, where the master of the radical teachings resides. Shakyamuni Buddha and Tahō Buddha take their place on either side of Myoho-renge-kyo within the treasure tower, the four leaders of the bodhisattvas such as Jogyo attended with Shakyamuni Buddha.

文殊(もんじゅ)()(ろく)等は四菩薩の眷属(けんぞく)として末座に()し、

Manjushrī, Maitreya, and the other bodhisattvas, who are all followers of the four bodhisattvas, are seated below.

Manjushri, Maitreya, and other disciples, who are followers of the four leaders of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth, form a line at the seats below.

Manjushri, Maitreya, and other disciples, who are clans of the four Bodhisattvas, are seated below.

迹化(しゃっけ)他方の大小の諸菩薩は万民の大地に(しょ)して雲閣(うんかく)(げっ)(けい)を見るが如く、

All the other major and minor bodhisattvas, whether they are disciples of the Buddha in his transient status or of the Buddhas of the other worlds, are like commoners kneeling on the ground in the presence of nobles and high-ranking court officials.

The bodhisattvas of varying statures, such as those taught by the Buddha of the theoretical teaching and the bodhisattvas of other lands, gaze up at this treasure tower, just like common people prostrating themselves before persons of high station.

There are big and small Bodhisattvas of the provisional or other land on the ground where all the people are, and it looks like looking up to a noble and a court noble.

十方の諸仏は大地の上に処し給う、迹仏(しゃくぶつ)迹土(しゃくど)を表する故なり、

The Buddhas who gathered from the other worlds in the ten directions all remain on the ground, showing that they are only temporary manifestations of the eternal Buddha and that their lands are transient, not eternal and unchanging.

All the Buddhas of the ten directions remain on the ground. This is to indicate that they are provisional Buddhas, coming from provisional lands.

All the Buddhas who gathered from the worlds in the ten directions remain on the ground because they are temporary manifestations of the eternal Buddha and their acreages are transient, not eternal.

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