Ofudesaki 01:031

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Author: Miki Nakayama
Date Published: 1998
Pages: 486 (English ed.)

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Ofudesaki 01:031 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


What is the cause of My regret thus far? kore made no zannen naru wa nani no koto これまでの ざんねんなるハ なにの事
The lameness of your leg is My prime regret. ashi no chinba ga ichi no zannen あしのちんばが 一のさんねん

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

What do you think the reason is for My severe regret so far? The lameness of the leg is the cause of My prime regret.


What disappointments have I had up until now? The lameness of your leg was My greatest disappointment.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

1:31 Until now, if you must know what I have considered as My greatest regret, it is about your leg ailment.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 10


Commentary by Yoshitaro Ueda (2008)

From Michi no dai: Foundation of the Path 32:40

1:31 The term “regret” suggests a feeling of impatience. What God is feeling impatient at is the “lameness of [ Shuji’s] leg.” He is said to have had rheumatism or gout.

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