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2018年 11月 23日 ( 3 )


2018年 11月 23日

26. Nichiren Pray for Rain Hard. 4

           Japanese edition


People crowded in front of a hall of Nichiren under the glaring sun. The crowd puts up a umbrella or wears headdress to avoid hot rays.

The party of Nichiren came out. They appeared in a gray robe in contrast with a prompter of Ryoukan.

Nichiren attracted the hope of Kamakura at a stretch.

The public gives a glad shout.

“Dear priest Nichiren!”.

And a person to chant "Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo" aloud appeared in here. The rainy wish is urgent for a farmer suffering from a drought. Thought that they cannot but cling to the Lotus Sutra of the priest Nichiren arises sincerely there if Nembutsu of priest Ryoukan is no use.

The party of the members departed with Shijo Kingo and Toki Jonin in the lead. Nichirou has a candlestick, Nissho has a vase, Hokibo has a incense burner and they advance. Boy Kumao proudly had the flag of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo which was written large.

A crowd followed them. They hailed to a back of Nichiren.

"Priest Nichiren, where do you go to?".

Hokibo is firm determination. But most disciples were uneasy looks.


Gokurakuji Temple was quiet. A believer is sparse into the hall of a Buddhist temple.

Ryoukan was haggard, but he put on a brave face.

He has begun to talk in desperation.

“This matter is insignificant. If what's called rainy prayer prays ten times, and even once rains, it is a great success. This Ryoukan will bring rain surely next time. Therefore, it is too thoughtless to fight for bringing rain and…”.

Ryoukan was insulted in public, but he did not stop sermon. He was desperate to stop the believer who is leaving.

Then Suobo was sweaty and came into the hall.

Ryoukan warns him.

“What's wrong? What's the rush?”.

Suobo seemed to be quite afraid.

“Nichiren seems to begin rainy prayer”.

The believers who heard him went out one after another.


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2018年 11月 23日

26. Nichiren Pray for Rain Hard 3

        Japanese edition


YoritsunaTairano and Yasumori Adachi quarreled in the Tokimune Hojou's mansion.

It is an exchange of the criticism while shaking a folding fan.

Yasumori splashed saliva and rebuked Yoritsuna.

“Did not you agree of praying for rain?”.

Yoritsuna defies Yasumori.

“What did you say? It is a result that I want to say. What would you do to this responsibility? The drought became more terrible because you counted on him for seven days. Take the consequences!”.

“What have you been doing all this time? While you were the secretariat of Hojo, you had spent every day with no measures. I just return your words!”.

Two people who sat down took a sword and drew up their knees.

Tokimune is angry.

“Wait. Stop the dull fight. What is done cannot be undone. The question should be what we do just now”.

Two people sulked and sat down. Yasumori muttered after a while.

“Still, the reputation that Nichiren blocked the prayer of Ryoukan is happening in the town. If it is true, we do not forgive him”.

Yoritsuna spat out.

“Nichiren does not have such power. Ryoukan did not have ability merely. We really counted on a priest that he became by financial power”.

Yasumori rebuked in front of Tokimune by Yoritsuna shivered with vexation. After his father died, he assumed Noriko of the younger sister an adopted child, and she becomes a wife of Tokimune. As for him, anger is not settled. There is not the reason that is criticized by Yoritsuna who is unrelated to Hojo. The friction of these two people became the source which unhinge the Shogunate.

On the other hand, Yoritsuna who does not mind thought of Yasumori tells the lord.

“At all events I intend to arrest Nichiren. It is natural that the person who does not recognize us as a ruler is cut a neck”.

Tokimune soothed him.

“Yoritsuna,do not be hasty. It is a will of my father. You must not dabble at priest Nichiren”.

Yoritsuna holds out.

“The sect of Nichiren gains momentum regarding this matter and is increasing believers. The danger increases. My lord, Nichiren is not obedient like Ryoukan. We leave a regret by all means if we do not arrest him. You should handle it before a thing happens”.

Yasumori got angry.

“Do you not hear the order of the regent? Nobody agrees to even if you do something like that!”.

Yoritsuna narrowed his eyes.

“Nichiren had only won a prayer, did not bring rain. If time passes, this matter is settled. Anyone of Kamakura will rather bear a grudge against Nichiren who stopped rain. The arrest of Nichiren will quiet the society. However, the matter is different if there is power to bring rain to Nichiren”.

Tokimune and Yasumori folded their arms.

A servant came over busily then and whispered it to an ear of Tokimune.

Despite while the member of the Shogunate considers about the matter, it is certain that a sudden situation happened by the official servant of Tokimune.

What happened? Yasumori and Yoritsuna watch eyes of Tokimune.

Tokimune muttered.

“Priest Nichiren will do a rainy prayer”.

"Good God! A surprise!".

Yasumori raises a smile on unexpected development for an instant. On the other hand, Yoritsuna being side with Ryoukan scowled at Yasumori viciously.


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2018年 11月 23日

Gosho 問注得意抄 一 The Points to be Careful of in the Court 1

問注(もんちゅう)得意抄

On a Disciple’s Attitude in Court

The Points to be Careful of in the Court

文永六年五月九日 四十八歳御作

May 9, 1269(48 years old)

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    中山法華経寺所蔵(重要文化財)

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple possession (important cultural property)


今日()し合はせ御問注(もんちゅう)(よし)(うけたまわ)り候。

I have received word that both sides in the case are to be summoned for questioning today.

I have received word that both sides are to be summoned for questioning today.

各々(おのおの)御所念の如くならば、三千年に一度花さき(このみ)なる優曇華(うどんげ)()へるの身か。

Since this seems to be what each of you has longed for, it must be as if you had encountered the udumbara flower, which blossoms and bears fruit only once every three thousand years.

Since this is what each of you has longed for, it will be as if you had encountered the udumbara flower which blossoms and bears fruit only once by three thousand years.

西王母(せいおうぼ)(その)の桃、九千年に三度(これ)を得るは東方朔(とうほうさく)が心か。

And your state of mind must be similar to that of Tung-fang Shuo, who obtained peaches from the garden of the Queen Mother of the West three times in nine thousand years.

And your mind will be similar to that of Tung-fang Shuo who obtained peaches from the garden of the Queen Mother of the West only three times in nine thousand years.

一期(いちご)の幸ひ、何事か之に()かん。

What other happiness can you experience in life that could compare to this?

What other happiness can you compare to this in life?


つづく Continued


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