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2019年 08月 06日 ( 1 )


2019年 08月 06日

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As for the genuine writing, Tamazawa Myohokkeji Temple of Shizuoka possesses these all five scrolls. Designated cultural assets of the country. (important cultural property as the calligraphy).



The texts of non-Buddhism say, “A saint is one who knows sign”. And the Buddhist texts state,“A saint is one who knows the past, present, and future”.

I, Nichiren, have gained three renown. The first time was on the sixteenth day of July of the first year of the Bunno era (1260). That day I offered 'the treatise of establishing the correct teachings for the safety of the nation' to the ruler, the lay priest of Saimyoji, and I said to the intermediary lay priest Yadoya that “Please advise that the Zen sect and the Nembutsu sect should be abandoned. If this warning is not adopted, a revolt within the Hojo clan will break out and will be invaded by foreign nation”.

The second time was that the twelfth day of September of the eighth year of the Bun'ei era (1271), in the hour of the monkey (from 3:00 p.m to 5 :00 p.m.), I said to Heino Saemonnojo: “Nichiren is the pillar of Japan. Being bereaved of me, Nichiren, is that the pillar of Japan topple down!". "Immediately an intense fight which is called ‘the calamity of revolt within own domain' breaks out between the clan, and also there will be ‘the calamity of invasion from foreign country'. Not only will the people of our nation be killed by foreign invaders, but many of them will be taken prisoner. You should burn the temples such as Kenchji Temple, Jufukuji, Gokurakuji, Daibutsuden, and Chorakuji to the ground, and you should take the Nembutsu and Zen priests to Yui Beach to cut off their heads. If this is not done, then Japan is certain to perish!”.

The third time was the eighth day of April of last year (the eleventh year of the Bun'ei era). I said to Saemonnojo :“Since I was born in the land ruled by the king, I may appear to obey him, but he cannot force my mind to obey him. There is no doubt that Nembutsu leads to the hell of incessant suffering and Zen is the acts of heavens' devils. And the Shingon in particular is a great bane for this nation.The Kamakura Shogunate should not order the Shingon priests to pray for victory over the Mongols. If the Shingon priests pray for a grave matter, this country will face ruin more quickly”. Then Yoritsuna asked, “When do you think the Mongols will attack?”. I replied, “The sutras do not indicate that timing. But the omens show that heavens are extremely angry. It will appear that the attack is imminent. It will certainly occur before this year has ended”.

It is not that I, Nichiren, stated these three important pronouncements. This was because the sacred soul of tathagata Buddha superseded my body. Though these are the personal experience, I myself am full of joy. This is the all-important doctrine in the Lotus Sutra teaching that there are three thousand realms at a single moment of life. The sutra says, “This reality consists of the various aspects”. What does it mean? “Aspect” is the first in the ten factors of life, is the most important of these all; this is why the Buddha appeared in the world. Meaning “Wise men can learn of the omen, as snakes know the road of snakes” is this. Streams get together and form the vast ocean, and the dusts are piled up and form the Mount Sumeru.

When I first had believed in the Lotus Sutra, I, Nichiren, was like a drop of water or a single dust in the country of Japan. But hereafter, when two people, three people, ten people, and a hundred, a thousand, ten thousand, and a million people chant the Lotus Sutra and propagate it to the other people, they will form a Mount Sumeru of highest Buddhahood or an ocean of great nirvana. Seek no other road by which to become Buddha!



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The Original Text.  Table of Contents.




by johsei1129 | 2019-08-06 07:00 | WRITING OF NICHIREN | Trackback | Comments(0)