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Saturday, 22 October 2011
Shinkoku-O Gosho Part 6
(Sovereign of Our Divine land)
The Juei and Jokyu Incidents
The 81st sovereign, Emperor Antoku, was the eldest son of Emperor Takakura, and his mother, Kenrei Mon'in, was a daughter of Lay Priest Prime Minister Taira no Kiyomori. Emperor Antoku, defected by the army of Minamoto Yoritomo, was drowned in the Sea of Yashima on the 24th day of the 3rd month in the first year of the Genryaku Period (1184).
The 82nd sovereign, Emperor Gotoba, was later called the ex-Emperor in Buddhist Robe on Oki Island. He was the third son of Emperor Takakura and was enthroned in the first year of the Bunji Period (1185). The 83rd sovereign was Emperor Tsuchimikado, known as ex-Emperor of Awa province. He was the fist son of Emperor Gotoba and was placed on the throne in the second year of Kennin Period (1202). The 84th was Emperor Juntoku, known also as ex-Emperor on the Island of Sado. he was the second son of Emperor Gotoba who ascended the throne on the 26th of the second month in the third year of Jokyu Period (1221) but was exiled to Sado Island in the seventh month of the same year. Thus, the three sovereigns of 82nd, 83rd and 84th emperors were a father and his two sons. defeated by Hojo Yoshitoki, vassal of Minamoto Yoritomo of Kamakura, these three sovereigns were banished respectively to Oki, Awa, and Sado Provinces, an event of disgrace that never been paralleled in history.
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