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

31 Dec

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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