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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Nichiren Shōnin’s Goibun Words: Urabon Gosho (On the Ullambana Service)

"The great virtue of Venerable Maudgalyāyana having Faith in the Lotus Sutra not only made himself a Buddha but also his parents Buddhas. Moreover, all the parents in seven generations above & below, and all the parents in the limitless generations above & below became Buddhas unexpectedly. In addition, sons, husbands & wives, their retainers, devotees, and an incalculable number of people all were emancipated from the three evil realms. Not only that, they all entered the rank of shojū & eventually attained Buddhahood. Therefore, it is preached in the Lotus Sutra, fascicle 3 (“Parable of a Magic City” chapter), 'May this merit be spread over all living beings so that we & all others may attain Buddhahood together'."  

Written on 13th July 1277, 
at Mt. Minobu 
[Ref.: Writings of Nichiren Shōnin: Volume 4 (WNS 4), p. 175]

日蓮聖人御遺文: 盂蘭盆御書 (關於盂蘭盆会)

"目犍蓮尊者信奉法華経之大善,非祗自身成佛,父母亦成佛。上七代、下七代,上無量生、下無量生之父母等,意想不及,均得成佛。乃至子息、夫妻、所從、檀那、無量眾生,不僅得離三惡道,悉皆成初住、妙覺之佛。故、法華経第三卷云 (《化城宝處譬喻品》) :「願以此功德,普及於一切,我等與眾生,皆共成佛道」。"

[查閱:日蓮大聖人御書全集,第1505頁]日蓮聖人御遺文: 盂蘭盆御書 (關於盂蘭盆会).

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Due to this merits,
May I soon,
Attain the enlightened state of Guru Buddha,
That I may be able to librate all sentient beings from their suffering.

May the precious bodhi mind, Not yet been born in me, will arise and grow.
May the birth have no decline, and will increase forever more.

Namu Myo Ho Renge Kyo
Namo Buddhaya
Namo Dharmaya
Namo Sanghaya