祖仏

English translation: (Teachings of) Buddha and the Founders (of various sects)

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Japanese term or phrase:祖仏
English translation:(Teachings of) Buddha and the Founders (of various sects)
Entered by: humbird

19:18 May 24, 2009
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Religion
Japanese term or phrase: 祖仏
This is part of a poem written by Sen no Rikyu.
Here is the poem:

人生ここに70年、えい、えい、えい。
この宝剣で祖仏も我も、共に断ち切ろうぞ。
私は使い慣れた一つの太刀をひっさげて、
今、まさに我が身を天に放つのだ。

Any help would be much appreciated.
Yo Mizuno
Japan
Local time: 19:59
(Teachings) of Buddha and founders (of various sects)
Explanation:
私には仏祖と語順を逆にしたほうがしっくりしますが、これが決まった語順のようです。
そして昔から下記のように熟語として使われてきたようです。

http://kotobank.jp/word/超仏越祖
ちょうぶつ‐おっそ〔テウブツヲツソ〕【超仏▽越祖】

禅宗などで、仏や祖師を超越すること。仏祖の影響から離れて自己自身の面目を発揮すること。

そこで「仏」はわかるとしても「祖師」のほうはなにかといいますと、これもまたつぎのサイトに説明があります。

http://kotobank.jp/word/祖師

したがって標記のような訳になりました。



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Various sects, needless to say, mean Buddhism.
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(Teachings) of Buddha and founders (of various sects)


Explanation:
私には仏祖と語順を逆にしたほうがしっくりしますが、これが決まった語順のようです。
そして昔から下記のように熟語として使われてきたようです。

http://kotobank.jp/word/超仏越祖
ちょうぶつ‐おっそ〔テウブツヲツソ〕【超仏▽越祖】

禅宗などで、仏や祖師を超越すること。仏祖の影響から離れて自己自身の面目を発揮すること。

そこで「仏」はわかるとしても「祖師」のほうはなにかといいますと、これもまたつぎのサイトに説明があります。

http://kotobank.jp/word/祖師

したがって標記のような訳になりました。



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Note added at 4 hrs (2009-05-24 23:40:59 GMT)
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Various sects, needless to say, mean Buddhism.

humbird
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Thank you for your answer and references. Unfortunately, I received this after I submitted the translation but I am sure your explanations/references will come in handy in the future. Thank you!
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