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三百年遠諱

300TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDER

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三百年遠諱について300th Death Anniversary of the Founder

鳳潭上人は元文3年(1738年)2月26日80歳で遷化されました。
上人は大阪の摂津の生まれで16歳の時、慧極禅師の下で得度され、
後に黄檗宗の隠元禅師の弟子である鉄眼禅師の弟子となり修行を積まれました。
幼いときから学才豊かであり優秀な学僧であったため、
当時衰退していた華厳宗の再興を命じられ禅宗の僧として修行を積み華厳宗の再興に尽力された人物でありました。
存命中には100を超える著書を著し仏教他派との論争を繰り返され華厳宗に限らず仏教の発展に大きく寄与されました。
また、当時では非常に珍しい仏教国を中心とした世界地図も出版なさるなど、
その見分・才能は幅広く当時を代表する学僧でありました。

The Venerable Hōtan passed away on February 26, 1783 at the age of 80.
Born in the Settsu Province (present-day Osaka), the Venerable Hōtan became a monk under the guidance of Zen Master Egoku at the age of 16,
and later became a disciple of Zen Master Tetsugen who was a disciple of Zen Master Ingen of Ōbaku sect.
As the Venerable Hōtan had been a promising scholar from a very young age, he was tasked with the revival of the Kegon sect, which had been on the decline in those days.
He was trained as a Zen monk and was instrumental in reviving the Kegon sect.
He wrote more than 100 books in his lifetime, and frequently exchanged ideas and opinions with highly-regarded Buddhist factions,
thus contributing greatly not only to championship of the Kegon sect but also to the development of Buddhism as a whole.
He was an excellent scholar who possessed many skills and distinctions, and even published a world atlas centered on the Buddhist Land, which was extremely rare at that time.

その鳳潭上人が遷化されて2038年(令和20年)には300年遠諱を迎えます。
明日何が起こるかわからぬ無常の世で、開山和尚300年遠諱を迎えることができますのも、
ひとえに今まで華厳寺を支えて下さった皆様のご尽力の賜物であると感謝しております。
開山鳳潭上人の遺徳を偲び、鳳潭上人の思いを継承しつつ次の350年遠諱につながる
様な300年遠諱法要を営みたいと思っております。

Year 2038 will mark the 300th death anniversary of the Venerable Hōtan.
We are grateful to all the people who have supported the Kegon-ji Temple over the years.
It is because of their devotion and dedication that we will be able to commemorate the great priest’s 300th death anniversary in this world of uncertainty where we do not know what is going to happen tomorrow.
We would like to honor the great work of our founder the Venerable Hōtan by holding the 300th memorial service, which will lead to the 350th memorial service and help us inherit his thoughts and keep his legacy alive for a long time to come.

開山三百年について300th Anniversary of Foundation