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2018年 10月 31日 ( 2 )


2018年 10月 31日

25. The Showdown by the Rain in Gokurakuji Ryoukan and Nichiren 7

          Japanese edition


The fourth day. A hundred Buddhist priests of the black robe who Nen'a Ryochu led while the wind blew marched in the thoroughfare.

The townsfolk of the street stared wide-eyed at a large crowd of Nembutsu priests.

A hundred people arrived at Gokurakuji.

Ryoukan met them with a smile and reunited to Nen'a.

“You are welcome to join us!”.

Nen'a nods.

“I thought this might be presumptuous behavior, I hesitated, but decided to help you. I cannot let Nichiren behave as if he owned this Kamakura. The Law except Nembutsu do not bring rain after all”.

The group of Ryoukan prays. The group of Nen'a follows him. They have begun to chant Nembutsu in the voice that doubled at the praying whole place.

“Namuamidabu, Namuamidabu…”.

A voice of Nembutsu is amplified to the dry sky and echoes around.

However, stabbing rays pour into the praying place. Furthermore, these rays attacked Ryoukan.

Ryoukan stooped down unintentionally.

The night has advanced.

Sweaty priests left the praying place. Everybody swallowed water as if being the first and foremost.

Three people, Ryoukan, Suobo and Ilusawa Nyudo still stayed in the praying place and chant Nembutsu aloud.

Two people of the disciples looked at each other and talked to a back of Ryoukan.

“Teacher, there will be work tomorrow too. We can leave off around here”.

However, Ryoukan continues chanting Nembutsu like he did not hear it.

Two people appeared forward and looked in a complexion of Ryoukan and were astonished.

He had lantern-jaws awfully. He is like being possessed by something.

Ryoukan stood up unsteadily without answering to the disciple.

Prayer was continued either on next day.

The Buddhist priest who prostrated himself and fell down to the floor appeared while praying. They are groggy. Is heat stroke. There was the person who spouted a bubble from a mouth or the person who vomited. They fall down before or aside one after another and are carried.

Ryoukan is being haunted by prayer as ever.

Suobo and Ilusawa Nyudo either has begun to suffer on physical condition.

Morning of the seventh day when Ryoukan promised with Nichiren came at last.

There is no rainy omen and dry wind blows.

Ryoukan tottered to the place of prayer in the morning.

Surprisingly, the group of Nen'a crossed the very front of Ryoukan. They were going to leave. Ryoukan ran after them in a hurry.

“Priest Nen’a. What is the matter with you? Today will be the last prayer. Where are you all going?”.

Nen'a seemed embarrassed.

“This was a gamble with you and Nichiren, wasn't it? I had thought it is not a good idea that we worked as a busybody”.

There is a look of appeal on Ryoukan's tone of voice.

“The pleasure is all mine. Priest Nen'a is the trusty for us. Please, please stay”.

“No, I leave. For six days, we forgot the fatigue and prayed. In addition, the sky is terrible condition. I do not think that it rain in a day today”.

Then Ryoukan criticized Nen'a for the first time.

“While I was a Buddhist priest of the Ritsu sect until now, I had spread your Nembutsu. I should be the most important friend for you. This Ryoukan is the priest whom lord Kamakura believes in. Do you know what happens to you from now on?”.

Nen'a denied his request.

“I'm going now. Because there will be memorial services”.

Nen'a and others leave en masse.

Ryoukan rebuked the group who turned their back on him.

Nen'a went away without looking back. He helped Ryoukan while relying on a number, but escaped when he noticed a situation was bad, and he pretended not to know.

In those days, a tateirimono was called as the person who would deteriorate a situation more.

Nen'a was a tateirimono for Ryoukan.


Continued to 26. Nichiren Pray for Rain Hard


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2018年 10月 31日

Gosho 四菩薩造立抄 Making the Four Leaders of the Bodhisattvas who Well from the Ground


四菩薩造立(ぞうりゅう)

Four Bodhisattvas as the Object of Devotion

Establishing the Four Leaders of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth as the Object of Worship

Making the Four Leaders of the Bodhisattvas who Well from the Ground as the Object of Worship

    

弘安二年五月十七日 五十八歳御作   

    May17, 1279Age: 58


小袖(こそで)一、薄墨(うすずみ)(そめ)(ころも)一、同色の袈裟(けさ)一帖(いちじょう)鵞目(がもく)(かん)(もん)()び候。

I have received one white quilted robe, one gray priest's robe, one surplice of the same color, and one thousand coins.

I have received white wadded silk garment one, thin gray-dyed robe one, the shoulder robe of the same color, and one thousand coins.

今に始めざる御志、(ことば)を以て()べがたし。

I have no words to adequately express my gratitude for your long-standing devotion.

I cannot find the appropriate words for expressing your long-standing devotion adequately.

(いず)れの日を期してか対面を()げ心中の朦朧(もうろう)を申し(ひらかば)や。

I look forward to the day when we can meet and I can say all that is in my heart.

I would like to see you some day and tell about pent-up discontent of my double suicide.


つづく Continued


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