Gosho Passage January 2017 / 2017 年 1月御书文段

01 Jan

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Letter to Niike”:
When they fall into hell and suffocate in its flames, they long to be reborn as humans and vow to put everything else aside and serve the Three Treasures in order to attain enlightenment in their next life. But even on the rare ocassions when they happen to be reborn human, the winds of fame and fortune blow violently and the lamp of Buddhist practice is easily extinguished. They squander their wealth without a qualm on meaningless trifles but begrudge even the smallest contribution to the Buddha, the Law and the Priesthood. This is very serious, for then they are being hindered by messengers from hell.



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