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Monday, 27 February 2012

Nichiren Shōnin’s Goibun Words - New Year’s Gosho: Seed of Buddhahood

“New Year’s Day marks the first day, the first month, the beginning of the year and the start of spring. A person who celebrates this day will gain virtue and be loved by all, just as the moon becomes full gradually, moving from west to east, and the sun shines more brightly travelling from east to west.
 ...…… Suppose we ask where the Buddha is, or where hell is. Some sutras state that hell is below the earth, while the others state that the Pure Land of the Buddhas is in the west. However the explicit truth is that both hell and the Buddha exist within five feet of our bodies. It probably can be said that hell exists in one’s mind when one despises his father and neglects his mother. As the seed of the lotus brings forth its root and flower, we have the Buddha in our minds.”
(Written on 5th January 1281, at Mt. Minobu)
 Ref.: 《Letter to Mrs. Omonsu》also known as《New Year’s Gosho》
 - The Major Writings of Nichiren Daishōnin: Volume 1 (MW 1), p. 271 and A Collection of Nichiren’s Wisdom: Volume 1, p. 43;
 - The Writings of Nichiren Daishōnin: Volume 1 (WND 1), p. 1137

日蓮聖人御遺文 - 新年御書﹕成佛之種子

 - 日蓮聖人御遺文﹕第1冊、第43頁,日蓮大聖人御書全集、第1573頁

Namu Myo Ho Renge Kyo

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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