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2019年 06月 01日 ( 1 )


2019年 06月 01日

Gosho 光日上人御返事  Reply to Konichi shonin

光日上人御返事

Reply to the Honorable Kōnichi

Reply to Kōnichi shōnin

弘安四年八月八日 六十歳御作

August 8, 1281 (Age: 60)

法華経二の巻に云く「()の人(みょう)(じゅう)して阿鼻(あび)(ごく)に入らん」云云。

In the second volume of the Lotus Sutra it says, “When his life comes to an end he will enter the Avīchi hell”.

The second scroll of the Lotus sutra states, "After that person died, he will enter to the prison house of Avichi Hell".

阿鼻(あび)地獄と申すは天竺の(ことば)唐土(とうど)・日本には無間(むけん)と申す、

“Avīchi” is a word from India. In China and Japan we call it “incessant suffering”.

Avichi hell is a Sanskrit term. In China and japanese called muken Jigoku (the hell of incessant suffering.

Avichi hell is a Sanskrit. This translates the hell of incessant suffering in China and japanese.

無間はひまなしとかけり。

Incessant” is expressed literally in the Chinese characters as “without respite”.

Muken” indicates that there is no time [for relief].

A state of “incessant” means it that there is no time to spare.

一百三十六の地獄の中に一百三十五はひま候、

Among the 136 hells, 135 have moments of respite.

In 135 out of 136 hells, there are at least some moments of reprieve.

Among the 136 hells, 135 have time to spare.

十二時の中にあつけれども又すずしき事もあり

Though it is hot for twenty-four hours, then again there will be a spell of cool.

It may be hot for twenty-four hours, but then may be cool for a while.

Though it is hot for twenty-four hours, then again there will be cool time.

()へがたけれども又ゆるくなる時もあり、

Though it is hard to bear, then again, there are moments when it lets up.

The suffering may be difficult to endure, but there is at least some momentary relief.

Though the suffering is difficult to endure, there is time to let up.

此の無間地獄と申すは十二時に一時(ひととき)かた時も大苦ならざる事はなし、故に無間地獄と申す。

This hell of incessant suffering is so called because one is never free of great suffering, not even for a single instant of all the hours in the day.

In the hell of incessant suffering, however, there is not a single moment in a day when one is not undergoing extreme agony. That is why it is called the hell of incessant suffering.

In the hell of incessant suffering, however, there is not a single moment in a day. That is why it is called the hell of incessant suffering.

つづく Continued


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