Gosho Passage July 2019 / 2019 年 7月御书文段

01 Jul

Nichiren Daishonin states in “On the Object of Worship Manifesting the True Buddha’s Entity and his Enlightenment, Originating in the Fifth Five-hundred Year Period after the Buddha’s Passing”:

The Great Teacher Tiantai said:
“When we perceive the intensity of the rain, we can fathom the gigantic size of the dragon causing it, and when we view the flourishing blossoms of the lotus plants, we can gauge the depth of the pond in which they grow.”

The Great Teacher Miaole stated:
“Wise men know the essential source, just as snakes are inherently aware of their own ways.”

When the heavens are clear, the ground is distinctly visible, and those who know the Lotus Sutra can master the essence of worldly affairs. Out of great compassion for those who were unaware of the doctrine of ichinen sanzen (three-thousand realms in a single life-moment), the Buddha wrapped this gem within the five characters and used it to decorate the necks of those in the Latter Day who do not possess the seed of Buddhahood.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《观心本尊抄》曰:
天台云「见雨猛知龙大,见花盛知池深」等云云。
妙乐云「智人知起,蛇自识蛇」等云云。
天晴则地明,识法华者可得世法矣。为不识一念三千
者,佛起大慈悲,将此珠裹于五字之内,悬于末代幼
稚之颈矣。

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