Monthly Gosho Passage

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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Gosho Passage July 2017 / 2017 年 7月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “On the Transmission of the Three Great Secret Laws”:

There are two types of Daimoku: the Daimoku chanted during the Former and Middle Days of the Law, and the Daimoku to be chanted during the Latter Day of the Law. Although Bodhisattvas Vasubandhu and Nagarjuna themselves chanted the Daimoku during the Former Day of the Law, they did so to practise for themselves only. During the Middle Day of the Law, Nanyue, Tiantai, and others did chant the Daimoku; however, they did it only for the sake of their own practice and not for teaching others. This type of Daimoku was practiced based on the theory. Now, in the Latter Day of the Law, the Daimoku that Nichiren chants is different from that of previous ages. It is the Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo of the practice for oneself, and the practice for others.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《三大秘法稟承事》曰:

题目者,有二意,所谓正像与末法也。正法虽有天亲菩萨,龙树菩萨唱之,仅止于自行而唱。像法有南岳,天台等,亦唱南无妙法莲华经,但为自行,不广为化他而说。此为理行之题目。入末法,今日莲所唱之题目异于前代,乃亘于自行化他之南无妙法莲华经也。

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Gosho Passage June 2017 / 2017 年 6月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The Swords of Good and Evil”:

Money serves various purposes according to our needs. The same is true of the Lotus Sutra. It will be a lantern in the dark or a boat at a crossing. At times it will be water, and at other times, fire. This being so, the Lotus Sutra assures us of “peace and security in this life and good circumstances in the next.”

宗祖日莲大圣人于《弥源太殿御返事》曰:

谓钱者,随用而变也。法华经亦复如是。暗时为灯,渡时为舟,或亦为水,或亦为火。若然,法华经乃现世安稳,后生善处之经也。

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Gosho Passage May 2017 / 2017 年 5月御书文段

Nichiren Daishonin states in “The Swords of Good and Evil”:

Should Nichiren die before you, I will come to meet you at the moment of your death. If you should die before I do, I will be sure to tell King Emma everything about you. All that I tell you is true. According to the Lotus Sutra, Nichiren is the guide on the difficult road to enlightenment. Devote yourself single-mindedly to the faith with the aim of reaching Eagle Peak.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《弥源太殿御返事》曰:

日莲若先去,必来相迎。又若君先行,日莲必向阎魔法王详述之。此事无丝毫虚言。若如法华经之文,日莲为通塞之引导也。只一心贯彻信心,期往灵山。

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