Gosho Passage Nov 2020 / 2020 年 11月御书文段

01 Nov

Nichiren Daishonin states in “On Persecutions Befalling the Buddha”:
The four kinds of punishment consist of the general and individual, and the conspicuous and inconspicuous. The great epidemics and national famines, the extensive uprisings, and the foreign invasion occurring in Japan are general punishment. Epidemics are also a form of inconspicuous punishment. [The deaths experienced by] Ota and the others represent conspicuous and individual punishment. Each one of you must summon up the spirit of the lion king and never cower to those who may threaten you in any way. The lion king is never intimidated by even a hundred beasts, and the same is true of its cubs. [Those who slander] are like howling jackals, while the followers of Nichiren are like roaring lions.

宗祖日莲大圣人于《圣 人御难事》曰:
罚者有四,总罚、别罚、显罚、冥罚也。日本国之大疫病、大饥馑、内乱、他国来袭等为总罚,疫病乃冥罚也。大田等为现罚也,别罚也。当各奋起师子王之心,他人如何威胁亦勿畏惧。师子王不畏百兽,师子之子亦复如是。彼等为野干之吠,日莲一门乃师子吼也。

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