Monthly Gosho Passage

Gosho Passage May 2018 / 2018 年 5月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Opening of the Eyes”:

Although I, Nichiren, and my disciples may face various difficulties, we will naturally reach the world of Buddhahood, as long as we do not harbor doubts. Do not doubt that the heavens will protect you. Do not be discouraged because your life is not easy and secure in this lifetime. Though I have taught this to my disciples day and night, many of them, raising doubts, abandon their faith. Those with weak faith always forget what they have promised when the crucial moment comes.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《开目抄》曰:

我及我弟子,虽有诸难,若无疑心,自然得至佛界。勿疑天无加护,莫叹现世不安稳,虽朝夕教我弟子,皆生疑弃舍。愚人之习,约定之事,忘于关键之时。

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Gosho Passage March 2018 / 2018 年 3月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Orally Transmitted Teachings”:

Now, when I, Nichiren, and my disciples offer our sympathy to the sacred lives of the deceased and recite the Lotus Sutra and chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, the infinite light of the Daimoku will reach them and enable them to attain enlightenment in their present form.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《御义口传》曰:

今日莲等类访圣灵时,读诵法华经,奉唱南无妙法莲华经时,题目之光至无间令即身成佛。

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Gosho Passage February 2018 / 2018 年 2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, 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 January 2018 / 2018 年 1月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “On Prayer”:

Even if one points to the earth and misses it, even if one is able to tie up the emptiness of the sky, even if the tides cease to ebb and flow, and even if the sun rises from the west, the prayers of the votary of the Lotus Sutra will never go unanswered.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《祈祷抄》曰:

纵指大地犹不中,纵有连结虚空者,纵潮无涨退,纵日自西出,法华经行者之祈愿无不成也。

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Gosho Passage December 2017 / 2017 年 12月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Letter to Soya-nyūdo”:

The Nirvana Sutra states, “Within, there are disciples who understand the immeasurably deep doctrine. Without, there are pure-minded lay believers. Thus, Buddhism is perpetuated into eternity.”

宗祖日莲大圣人于《曾谷入道殿许御书》曰:

涅槃经云:“内有弟子解甚深之义,外有清静檀越令佛法久住。”

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Gosho Passage November 2017 / 2017 年 11月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The Opening of the Eyes”:

The doctrine of ichinen sanzen can only be found hidden in the depths of the Life Span chapter of the essential teaching of the Lotus Sutra. Although Nagarjuna and Vasubandhu were aware of the doctrine, they did not dare to pick it up. My venerable Great Teacher Tiantai was the only one who embraced this teaching.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《开目抄》曰:
一念三千之法门,唯沉于法华经之本门寿量品之文底矣。龙树、天亲知之,却未拾取,唯我天台智者怀抱此矣。

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Gosho Passage October 2017 / 2017 年 10月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Reply to Kyo’o”:

I, Nichiren, with sumi ink, have infused my life into the Gohonzon. So believe in it. The will of the Buddha is the Lotus Sutra, but the spirit of Nichiren is nothing other than Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《经王殿御返事》曰:

日莲魂魄注染于墨而书之,当信也。
佛之意乃法华经,日莲魂魄即南无妙法莲华经。

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Gosho Passage September 2017 / 2017 年 9月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Letter to Akimoto”:

The doctrine of sowing, maturing, and harvesting is the heart and core of the Lotus Sutra. It is only through the five characters of Myo-Ho-Ren-Ge-Kyo, the seed of enlightenment, that all Buddhas of the three existences and the ten directions have attained Buddhahood.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《秋元御书》曰:

种熟脱之法门,是法华经之肝心。三世十方之佛,必以妙法莲华经五字为种而成佛。

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Gosho Passage August 2017 / 2017 年 8月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The Letter to Hōren”:

Trying to practise the doctrines of this sutra without faith is tantamount to entering a treasure-filled mountain without hands or attempting to walk on a journey of a thousand ri without feet.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《法莲抄》曰:

无信而行此经,如无手而入宝山,无足而欲行千里之路。

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