21st Century Nuclear Peace Prophecy:
Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo, explained by Fujii Guruji;
On One Evening with Hopi Grandfather David Monongye
An Address by the Most Venerable Nichidatsu Fujii, on the Occasion of an Evening with Grandfather David Monongye, Elder of the Hopi Nation
Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo
I am a follower of a sutra, Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo, expounded by the Lord Buddha, which we have just chanted. The Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo (Lotus Sutra) contains a prophecy. It says that there will come a time when all living beings will be about to be burned in a total conflagration. The survival, not only of human beings, but all life, is endangered. Prophecies also exist in the western world and recently many people read them. However, they speak to us only of a doomsday for humanity, but nothing of the world that follows. In other words, it is predicted that humanity will perish at the end of the 20th century.
The Lotus Sutra says,
"When all the living see, at the kalpa's end;
The conflagration when it is burning;
Tranquil is this realm of mine."
Deliverance will be brought about when the living beings seem to be burned in the total conflagration. Deliverance will appear in the hearts and minds of the human beings. Then this realm of ours will become peaceful and tranquil. This is a prophecy of the 21st century. We cannot continue living for the day -- within the next twenty years -- on which we will be annihilated. We must be able to live embracing a future with hope and joy.
Perhaps many doubt whether this is possible, considering the present threat posed by nuclear weapons. However, we should dispel this doubt.
A small number of our people walked across the United States praying to eliminate nuclear weapons and all armaments, and to prevent war itself. A handful of Japanese people who do not speak English have received support from Americans throughout this country. The American people are on the path of finding a way of survival in their hearts and minds.
The foundation of the Native Americans' religion is faith in Mother Earth, which brings forth all life. In the Lotus Sutra there is also a chapter entitled "Springing Up Out of the Earth" which contains a prophecy that the earth will open and produce immeasurable people who will relieve the sufferings of the world. Moreover, the Lotus Sutra expounds on the blessings of heaven. The chapter, "The Parable of the Herbs", preaches that what cultivates and fosters the growth of trees and plants which grow on the earth is rain that comes from heaven. This rain falling down from the heavens is religion. All life on earth, plants and trees, will be cultivated by correct religion.
It was not only the American people who accepted the peace walk against nuclear weapons. The people in Europe have already accepted it and themselves launched walks and mass demonstrations which are spreading throughout Europe. This power will not be suppressed buy politics or violence. The movement against nuclear weapons that arose in the United States will not be contained. It is the government which will be forced to convert the policies. Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo is a sutra that prophesizes this.
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