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19. Benefits of the Teacher of the Law Text: “By detecting their scent, he knows all those / who enter meditation or emerge from meditation.”

25 February 2015

19. Benefits of the Teacher of the Law

 

Text: “By detecting their scent, he knows all those / who enter meditation or emerge from meditation.”

 

p.216Glosses on the right:

enter meditation—quietude

emerge from meditation—release from quietude

 

Glosses on the left:

enter meditation—the unchanging [and eternal truth], death

emerge from meditation—[the wisdom of the truth that functions] in accordance with changing circumstances, life

all—the Ten Worlds

 

Summary: This passage is saying that when the single mind is in a state of quietude, this is “to enter meditation,” and when the single mind is released from quietude, this is to “emerge from meditation.” To “know all those” is to know the original enlightenment that is both quietude and release from quietude. To enter meditation and emerge from meditation is Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.

http://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/ott/Separate-Transmission/1

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