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2018年 11月 14日

26. Nichiren Pray for Rain Hard 1

           Japanese edition


Ryoukan sat straight in front of Amida statue.

Ilusawa Nyudo came while out of breath.

"The messenger of Nichiren is coming".

Disciple of Nichiren, Nichiro appeared at the same moment as Ryoukan was surprised at.

Nichirou who wore a gray canonical robe looked down the priests of the black robe and told them word for word deep impressively.

“Disciple of the priest Nichiren, Chikugobo Nichirou express the message of the priest heartily. The rainy prayer is only today. It is a day of the fate for the priest Ryoukan. If it does not rain today, you should become the pupil of the Nichiren holy priest according to the previous promise, and, you should work hard at the ascetic practices of the Lotus Sutra from the beginning. Otherwise you should hide yourself in the forest”.

Believers of Gokurakuji grabbed Nichirou, but Suobo and Ilusawa Nyudo stopped believers. The believer showed hatred to Nichiren, but Suobo persuaded them hard.

“Do not make noise. It is our defeat if we cause violence case here”.

The believers booed Nichirou.

“Is not yet over!”.

They chased away Nichirou hurriedly while cursing.

But a day inclines in vain, and wind dances on the place of prayer.

Believers of Gokurakuji leave one after another. Of these, one believer was exasperating and flung a Buddhist rosary of the flat form against the ground. The flat form is a symbol of the Nembutsu sect.

A believer becomes sparse.

The second messenger, Nissho appeared here.

“Disciple of the priest Nichiren, Ben Azyari Nissho expresses the message of the priest. Priest Ryoukan, night falls. Admit a defeat manfully. Priest Ryoukan, please stop behaving unsightly. Religious precepts and Nembutsu do not extend to the Lotus Sutra after all without being worth. You should stop prayer”.

It did not seem that Ryoukan could hear it.

He still chanted Nembutsu with the face of the sleepwalker.

The sun approaches the edge of a mountain, and today is going to be over.

Suddenly, Ryoukan tore the Buddhist rosary which he had and he screamed to the sky.

It was an angry voice with resentment.

“Why does it not rain? I have ever not failed for bringing rain. But why does it not rain now? What am I supposed to have done wrong? I am not a person who prays at this boorish place. I am in the social position that deserve to be called the Archbishop or great teacher and may be dominating Nara and Kyoto not to mention Kamakura. So. To me failure isn't forgiven. I must continue to dominate the foolish public. However, now, why?”.

Ryoukan rubbed his head to the ground and swatted it many times.

Nonetheless the believers of Ryoukan who cannot give up continue chanting Nembutsu. It is to acknowledge defeat if they stop it. Still they will be not able to endure it.


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2018年 11月 14日

Gosho 末法相応抄  Politic Practices in the Latter Days of Law

末法相応抄

Politic Practices in the Latter Days of Law


享保(きょうほう)十年五月上旬 1725, The beginning of May

日寛上人六十歳御作 Nichikan Shonin, Age;60

日蓮大聖人が釈迦立像を身につけていた理由について日寛上人は「末法相応抄」で次のように記されている。

Priest Nichikan write down 'Politic Practices in the Latter Days of the Law’, about the reason why Nichiren Daishonin had Buddha statue.

一には(なお)是れ一宗(いっしゅう)弘通(ぐつう)の初めなり、是の故に用捨(ようしゃ)時宜(じぎ)(したが)うか。

Because this time was the beginning of the propagation of one religion, therefore, as first reason, it is thought he used a Buddha statue according to the utility of times.

二には日本国中一同に阿弥陀(あみだ)(ぶつ)を以て本尊と為す、(しか)るに()の人々(当時の信徒)(たまたま)、釈尊を造立(ぞうりゅう)す。()称歎(しょうたん)せざらんや。

As the second reason, the whole people of Japan think an object of worship with Amida. However, the then believer made Buddha by chance. Why can one not help admiring it?

三には吾が()(日蓮聖人)(かん)(けん)の前には一体仏の当体、全く是れ一念三千(そく)自受用(じじゅゆう)の本仏の故なり。

The third reason is because that statue of Buddha is the three thousand realms in one mind and is the Buddha having the intrinsically perfect wisdom really when saint Nichiren of our sect founder uses it.


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