On the Essence of the Belief and Understanding Chapter of the Lotus Sutra (Senzaishū 1216/1219)

Patrick Donnelly and Stephen D. Miller

even if I could go home
                              it would grieve me—
                                                    to go in—
because
        when I went out that door
                                         of precious wood

I had a heart accustomed
                                to confusion

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法華経、信解品の心をよみ侍ける



前大僧正覚忠

 

帰りても入りぞわづらふ真木の戸をまどひ出でにし心ならひに