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2019年 06月 25日 ( 1 )


2019年 06月 25日

Second Letter to the lay priest Yadoya. 宿屋入道再御状

Second Letter to the lay priest Yadoya.

September 1268. Age:47.

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The possession of Honkokuji Temple in Kyoto.


Around August, after having sent a letter to you, I am not receiving an answer about right or wrong to this month either, so I cannot clear the melancholy. As you are busy, are you forgetting it, or because downplaying this, do you not take an action? The sutra says, ‘the lion is not afraid of a big elephant without making light of a small rabbit’. The fault to know it, and not to report to a ruler falls on you entirely if the soldier of other countries attacked this country by any chance.

The reason to learn Law of Buddha is to abandon life, and to repay to the affection of the country. It is not for the sake of myself at all. The sutra says, "You watch rain and understand the dragon, and watch a lotus and should understand the pond". Because a crisis is sudden, I am surprising everybody many times. Though this is not used, I remonstrate, besides. Strong... [following sentences are missing.]



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by johsei1129 | 2019-06-25 06:46 | WRITING OF NICHIREN | Trackback | Comments(0)