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一休さん

受験シーズン到来で受験生の緊張度は高いと思います。ちょっと受験生の気休めにとんち話で有名な一休さんのお話をします。テレビアニメでも大人気の一休さん。モデルは室町時代の僧侶で天皇家の血筋を持った一休宗純さんです。とんち話とは裏腹に、この人物はかなりの変わり者でした。著名な詩人であり書道家ではありましたが、流浪の身で寺も持たず弟子も取らない僧でありました。また魚は食うし、酒も飲む、いっさい僧としての作法おかまいなし。破天荒な人生を歩んだ一休さんは1481(文明13年)、87歳でその人生に終止符を打つことになりました。生涯を終えるにあたって「一休の禅は、一休にしか解らない」という辞世を残し、臨終の言葉は「死にとうない」と述べたそうです。なんと人間味のあった僧でしょう。人生の最後まで「反逆のカリスマ」としての思想を貫いたのでしょうかね。

 

The entrance examination season is going to start soon. Apparently, parents and children get nervous during this season. To make you relax, I want to talk about Ikkyu, who is very famous for his wits.
Ikkyu lived until the age of 87, and died in 1481. Some say he was a son of the Emperor who had a relationship with a woman from an anti-Imperial family, and therefore, he was sent away to become a monk. He led a wandering life and refused to take his own temple or even have his own disciples. He was a renowned poet and calligrapher. He is said to have enjoyed fish and sake. Even among Zen monks, who have a history of being strange people, his behavior was considered more than outlandish. On his deathbed, he said, “I don’t want to die.” He might be the black sheep of the family.

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