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Gosho Passage April 2019 / 2019 年 4月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The True Entity of All Phenomena”:
Although I, Nichiren alone, at first chanted Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, two, three, and a hundred people gradually began to chant and propagate it. And so it will continue into the future. Indeed, this is none other than the principle of “emerging from the earth”. Just as an arrow aimed at the vast earth will never miss its target, the entire Japanese nation will chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, at the time of kōsen-rufu. At this point, you must establish a reputation as a votary of the Lotus Sutra and entrust your life to it.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《诸法实相抄》曰:
日莲一人首唱南无妙法莲华经,继而二人,三人,百人次第传唱之。未来亦然。此岂非地涌之义乎。且广宣流布之时,日本举国奉唱南无妙法莲华经之事,犹如以大地为标的也。总之,须以法华经而扬名立身也。

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Gosho Passage March 2019 / 2019 年 3月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Winter Always Turns to Spring” :
Those who believe in the Lotus Sutra are as if in winter, which never fails to turn into spring. Never have I seen or heard of winter turning into autumn. Nor have I ever heard of any believer in the Lotus Sutra who remained a common mortal. A passage from the sutra reads, “Among those who hear of this Law, there is not one who shall not attain Buddhahood.”

宗祖日莲大圣人于《妙一尼御前御消息》曰:
信法华经者如冬,冬去必逢春。古往今来。未闻冬去秋复返。信法华经者,焉有成凡夫之事。经云,“若有闻法者,无一不成佛”。

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Gosho Passage February 2019 / 2019 年 2月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Reply to Shijo Kingo” :
Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, no matter what happens.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《四条金吾殿御返事》曰:
苦以苦悟,乐以乐开,苦乐合思,唱念南无妙法莲华经。

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Gosho Passage January 2019 / 2019 年 1月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in the “New Year Gosho” :
New Year’s Day marks the first day, the first month, the beginning of the year and the start of spring. A person who celebrates this day will gain virtue and be loved by all, just as the moon becomes full gradually, moving from west to east, and the sun shines more brightly travelling from east to west.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《十字御书》曰:
正月一日乃日之初,月之始,年之初,春之始。善用此者,如月自西向东而盈,日由东朝西而明,德更胜,亦为人所爱也。

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Gosho Passage December 2018 / 2018 年 12月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Reply to the Wife of Lord Ueno”:
All other teachings explain that one must first perform good deeds in order to later attain Buddhahood. It is, therefore, not clear whether it will ever be attained. However, the Lotus Sutra teaches that the hands used to hold it will immediately enter Buddhahood and the mouth that chants the Daimoku will instantly become enlightened.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《上野尼御前御返事》曰:
一切经之功德乃说先作善根而后成佛。是故不定也。所谓法华经乃以手取,其手即成佛,以口唱,其口即成佛也。

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Gosho Passage November 2018 / 2018 年 11月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Questions and Answers on Embracing the Lotus Sutra”:
I believe that embracing Myoho-Renge-Kyo, which ensures “peace and security in this lifetime and good circumstances in the next,” is the only honour to pursue in this lifetime and is the guide to maintain enlightenment in the future. Single mindedly chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo and encourage others to do the same. This will remain as your only memory from this present human life.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《持妙法华问答抄》曰:
愿唯持“现世安稳,后生善处”之妙法,此乃今生之名闻后世之指引也。须一心奉唱南无妙法莲华经,我亦唱,亦劝他人唱,乃今生人界之回忆也。

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Gosho Passage October 2018 / 2018 年 10月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The Three Kinds of Treasure”:
More valuable than treasures in a storehouse are the treasures of the body, and the treasures of the heart are the most valuable of all. From the time you read this letter on, strive to accumulate the treasures of the heart!

宗祖日莲大圣人于《崇峻天皇御书》曰:
藏之财不如身之财,身之财不如心之财第一也。读此文后,当累积心之财也。

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Gosho Passage September 2018 / 2018 年 9月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The True Entity of All Phenomena”:

Strive forth in the two ways of practice and study. If practice and study are neglected, then Buddhism will cease to exist. You should practise for yourself and lead others to this teaching. Both practice and study originate from faith. You must propagate to others with all your might, even if it is only a single sentence or phrase.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《诸法实相抄》曰:

务必励行行学二道。行学若绝,不得有佛法矣。
我亦致力,亦当教化他人。行学乃由信心起。
若有力,即使一文一句,亦当为人言语矣。

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Gosho Passage August 2018 / 2018 年 8月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Letter to Niike”:

Be diligent in developing your faith until the last moment of your life. Otherwise you will have regrets. For example, the journey from Kamakura to Kyoto takes twelve days. If you travel for eleven but stop on the twelfth, how can you admire the moon over the capital?

宗祖日莲大圣人于《新池御书》曰:

应始终贯彻信心,否则悔之矣。譬如镰仓至京须十二日之路程,已运步十一日余,今差一日之步而止,如何咏都之月乎。

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Gosho Passage July 2018 / 2018 年 7月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “On Chanting the Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra”:

In the Latter Day of the Law, there are many who lack the seed of Buddhahood, while few possess it. Thus, there is no doubt that the people will fall into the evil paths. Since they are going to fall into the evil paths one way or another, we should strongly teach and make them listen to the Lotus Sutra and let them form a poison-drum relationship with it. It is therefore certain that now is the time to create a reverse relationship by propagating the Lotus Sutra.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《唱法华题目抄》曰:

末代无善者多有善者少,故堕恶道之事无疑。因同堕恶道,应强说法华经,令其听闻,成毒鼓之缘。然当说法华经结谤缘之时节无争矣。

Download Gosho Passage – July 2018 / 下载 2018 年 7 月 御书文段