Ofudesaki 09:056

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

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Ofudesaki 09:056 is a verse from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


In whatever matters, unless there is clear proof of the truth, dono yōna koto demo tashika shinjitsu no とのよふな 事でもたしか しんちつの
it should remain questionable. shoko nakeneba ayaukī koto しよこなけねば あやうきい事

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

On whatever things, if there is no real and true evidence, it should be questionable*.


Whatever I talk about, if no definite evidence of truth exists, you will be skeptical about it.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

9:56 For any matter, unless there is unmistakable proof, it ought to be considered precarious and unreliable.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 149–50


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