Gosho Passage February 2017 / 2017 年 2月御书文段

01 Feb

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Letter to Lord Niike”:
Deep in the Snow Mountains lives a bird called Kankucho which, tortured by the numbing cold, cries that it will build a nest in the morning. Yet, when the day breaks, it sleeps away the hours in the warm light of the morning sun without building its nest. So it continues to cry vainly throughout its life. The same is true of people.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《新池御书》曰:

雪山之寒苦鸟,被寒苦折磨,
虽夜中鸣叫,天亮必造巢;
但日出,贪眠于朝阳之温暖;
忘寒苦,不造巢。
又得夜鸣,如此虚度一生。
一切众生,亦复如是。

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