Monthly Gosho Passage

Gosho Passage – January 2012 拜读御书 2012年1月

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(zōng)祖(zǔ)日(rì)莲(lián)大(dà)圣(shèng)人(rén)于(yú)“十(shí)字(zì)御(yù)书(shū)”曰(yuē):
正(zhēng)月(yuè)一(yī)日(rì),乃(nǎi)日(rì)之(zhī)初(chū)、月(yuè)之(zhī)始(shǐ)、年(nián)之(zhī)初(chū)、春(chūn)之(zhī)始(shǐ)。善(shàn)用(yòng)此(cǐ)者(zhě),如(rú)月(yuè)自(zì)西(xī)向(xiàng)东(dōng)而(ér)盈(yíng),日(rì)由(yóu)东(dōng)朝(cháo)西(xī)而(ér)明(míng),德(dé)更(gèng)胜(shèng),亦(yì)为(wéi)人(rén)所(suǒ)爱(ài)也(yě)。
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Gosho Passage – December 2011

Nichiren Daishonin states in the “Letter to Shiiji Shiro” (Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering): You must realize that it is because of a deep karmic relationship from the past that you can teach others even a sentence or phrase of the Lotus Sutra.

A passage from the Hosshi chapter reads, “If there is someone, whether man or women, who secretly teaches to one person even a single phrase of the Lotus Sutra, let it be known that he is the envoy of the Buddha” This means that anyone who teaches others even a single phrase of the Lotus Sutra is clearly the Buddha’s envoy, whether he be priest or nun, lay man or woman.

 

宗祖日莲大圣人于“椎地四郎殿御书”曰:虽一问一句亦为他人言法华之法门者,应知乃过去宿缘甚深也。(中略)法师品曰:“若是善男子,善女人,乃至则如来使,僧,尼,女,虽一句亦为人言者,可见乃如来之使也”。