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密嚴院發露懺悔文 一卷=Mitsu-gon-in-hotsu-ro-san-ge-mon. 1 Fascicle
Author Kakuban (著)=覚鑁 (au.)
Source An Introduction to the Buddhist Canon: Japanese Works=大藏經入門 -- 日本撰述部
Date1995
Pages255
Publisher倡印社
Location香港, 中國 [Hong Kong, China]
Content type書評=Book Review
Language中文=Chinese; 英文=English
NoteTaisho No. 2527. Published in Taiwan by Charng Chuen Shuh (常春樹[Evergreen]): Shin-diann, Taipei, 1988, 231 pages. Compiled by Tarn Guang-ming (譚光明).
Keyword覺鍐; Kakuban
AbstractAt the age of 41 Kakuban,the author of this work and the founder of the New Doctrine branch of the Shingon School,resigned all his official posts and,shutting himself up in a room of the Mitsugon-in Temple,spent 1,500 days in silent meditation. The present work was written at this time and is in verse form,consisting of 44 lines of 7 characters a line.

It is an expression of what might be called 'absolute penitence,' in which the author repents of not only his own sins but also those committed by others. Deploring the moral corruption of the monks at the time,Kakuban probably adopted this style in order to sound a warning to the Buddhist community. Even today this work is recited at least once a day by monks belonging to sects descending from Kakuban's school.
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