Gosho Passage June 2020 / 2020 年 6月御书文段

10 Jul

Nichiren Daishonin states in “Letter to Ni’ike”

It is said that the Kankucho bird in the Snow Mountains suffers from the cold at night and cries out it will build a nest after dawn. But when the sun rises, it is lulled to sleep in the warmth of the morning sun, and again, does not build its nest. For its whole life, it keeps screeching in vain. The same applies to humans. Upon falling into hell, we suffer in anguish in raging fires, yearning to be reborn as a human so that we can make offerings to the three treasures before everything else and attain enlightenment in the future. However, when we happen to be reborn as a human, the wind of desire for fame and fortune blows fiercely, easily extinguishing our light of determination for Buddhist practice.

宗祖日莲大 圣 人于《新池御书》曰:

雪山之寒苦鸟为寒苦所侵,虽鸣拂晓必筑巢,然日出即于朝日温暖中酣眠而忘,又未筑巢得一生虚鸣。一切众生亦复如是。堕地狱遭火呛时,祈愿再世为人将搁置诸事供养三宝,以助后世菩提,偶至人世,名闻名利之风炽盛,佛道修行之灯易灭。

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