Gosho Passage May 2020 / 2020 年 5月御书文段

01 May

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Reply to Nichinyo gozen”:

It is said that the Yellow River becomes clear once in a thousand years. It is said that a sage makes his advent only once in a thousand years. A Buddha is said to be born only once in innumerable kalpas. Even if you encounter the Buddha, it is difficult to encounter the Lotus Sutra. And even if you encounter the Lotus Sutra, it is still more difficult for common mortals like us, who were born in the Latter Day of the Law, to encounter the votary of the Lotus Sutra.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《日女御前御返事》曰:

黄河千年一度得澄。圣人千年一度出现。佛乃于无量劫一度出世。彼虽值之,然值法华经难。虽值法华经,然末代凡夫值法华经之行者难矣。

Download Gosho Passage – May 2020 / 下载 2020 年 5 月 御书文段