Myohorengekyo Shingehon Dai Shi (4) UNDERSTANDING BY FAITH


Of The Sravaka that Buddha has never been able to make in Buddha among disciples of Buddha until now (the person who seeks his own enlightenment), Sariputra in the first place of wisdom, you must be the future He was given a guarantee that he could become the Buddha called Flower-Light, and his disciples, including Sariputra, were surrounded by great joy.


It is the "Understanding by faith Chapter4" that the Buddha's disciples in the Sravaka mentioned that they believed and understood the Buddha's teachings from the heart. Belief means to believe and to advance understanding. In this credible work, people who believe in and understand Buddha's teachings are explained in the form of confessing to Buddha.


The four Sravakas that are famous among the ten major disciple appear here. To realize the emptiness over the other disciple Sbuti. To beat the other one, the first to controversy prevailing to explain the religion Kacchana. It is the first head of the Buddha's disciples Maha-Kashapa who was thoroughly committed to abandoning desires, and the first eye power of Moggarana which is excellent in Power of wonder.




The royal capital of the country of Magada, which will be the stage where the Buddha was preached about The Lotus Sutra,

Worship at the top of Mount RYOJUSEN in the royal palace castle.

(March 6, 2010)







The main point of the chapter 4


The four Sravakas who heard the teaching of "chapter 4 " that the car of the three-car-fired house was preached,so much with joy, soared up from the seat and put on clothes, With his right shoulder exposed, he put his right knee on the ground and confessed as follows, watching the Buddha's prestige with all their herts.


"We are seniors among the Buddha disciples, and we are getting quite old. We are not going to seek the wisdom of the Buddha, thinking that we do not need to make any further effort because we are away from the world's troubles and suffering. It was. "


However, after giving a memorial service to Sariputra, we make a great determination to save the people further, and a deep joy came.


The four confess, "We have obtained innumerable treasures although we did not seek them." So, with "The parable of Rich man and poor children," They showed their heartfelt understanding to Buddha.





Located in the city of Boddha-gaya, where Buddha has enlightened ,


A palace-like building with a splendid gate.




There were rich man with innumerable treasures. The rich man had a missing son for long time.  One day while He was looking for his son in his big mansion because he want to see the son, His poor children came before that gate.


The father immediately realized that poor children was his son, but the son did not know that his superior was a father. The poor, wandering son of fear ran away from the dreaded rich man, and when he tried to go back to the city where he lived again, the father's rich man ran the angel and stopped the son.


However, poor children thought that he would be caught and killed, and so fainted of fear. The rich man, who knew that the son had fallen to there, sent a similar poor-dressed messenger, and recommended that he work in his mansion, and let him start from the toilet cleaning job.


When his son worked for about twenty years, he became able to manage the property of rich man. One day, when the father who is rich knew that he had no life expectancy, He gathered everyone and told that this would be my son. The son was delighted, the father was relieved, and all the treasures were given. The son was nothing but our Sravakas , and the superior was a Buddha.



Nichirenshu Ishikawa Dojo statement





Once you step into the market, you will find shops and stores.



A variety of food and household goods are sold



About 「NIJO-SABUTU」                                                                                    people belonging to the nijo(Hinayanists) will become Buddhas

The Lotus Sutra is a teaching that was preached at Mt. RYOJUSEN in the last year of his eighty years of Buddha's life, but in the scriptures before this sutra, those who were called Buddha's disciples of the family and who called the sravaka and the pratyeka-buddha become the Buddha, There is no textbook.


It has been said that nijo(Hinayanists) can not become Buddhas. However, in the context of the text of the conviction, they did not be able to become Buddha, but they did not want to become Buddha. 



The 28 chapter of the lotus sutra are divided into the first half and the second half, and the first half is called the temporary gate, while the second half is the main gate.The main theme of the temporary gate is 「NIJO-SABUTU」.


After the 5000 people who have risen to leave the Mt.RYOJUSEN in chapter 2 "Expedients", one of the important things that the Buddha appears is the disclosure enlightenment (opening the door, showing, enlightenment, and enter the road of the buddha) First of all, Sariputra , who understands the true meaning of the Buddha by the teaching that he will enter the Buddha's path, will receive the assurance of future buddhahood of the Flower-Light Buddha.


And, in the teaching that the Buddha disciples called many nijo(Hinayanists) including the four great Sravaka of this devotion become important fortifications to the main gate, it is the expansion of the temporary gate that they will receive the concrete assurance of future buddhahood one after another. 






It is located in Nalanda village, the hometown of Sariputra.

Remains of the University of Nalanda University that became the center of Buddhist studies after the Buddha's death.




Great heart turning

The disciples of the Buddha who had a longing for living with and saving all the people, for the first time, understood the teachings of Buddha, the great king of the world of truth.


Because they had already decided to serve for the sake of the people, they had become Bodhisattva rather than Sravaka. It was clear that what I got enlightened to be a Sravaka was a means and means to exert power as a great whistle. We have confidently stated that we are "true Sravaka" and "true Arahan" because they woke up to the road of Bodhisattva.


The Buddha is well aware of the feelings and desires of all of us. He preachs according to our desires. We will give high teaching to those with good ability, low teaching to those with low ability, and finally show the teaching of the One Vehicle.


The teaching of the One Vehicle is the teaching for becoming Buddha by aiming at Buddha. Therefore, for those who understand the teaching of the Sravaka, Buddha preach the teaching of the Sravaka, for those who understand the teaching of the Pratyeka-buddha, teach the teachings of the Pratyeka-buddha , and for those who understand the teaching of the wolf, Finally, in the end, the three teachings come into the One Vehicle teaching.


Buddha is the great life of the universe, and the life of this Buddha is originally possessed by any person.

When waking up to this, a great diversion of mind takes place.

The door to the mysterious world that I did not notice until now opens.

When you realize that you are a child of Buddha, you know that others are also children of Buddha.

And for those who are not aware that they are children of Buddha,

A sense of mission is born that you have to be aware of being a child of Buddha.

This sense of mission is the way of bodhisattva.



From the training for oneself, there is the wonderfulness of "The Lotus Sutra" in the place where it changes to the training that makes others alive and wake up. This chapter4"UNDERSTANDING BY FAITH" is the story of the Sravakas of those who lived for their own salvation and liberation, waking up their mouths as to how the great road, the road of the Bodhisattva, awakened.



By learning this chapter4"UNDERSTANDING BY FAITH", we can look at the meaning of our life so far. From there, the idea of living as a wolf and telling others is coming up with the four Sravakas.