Movement 2: Before the Falling Down – A Lullaby Wrapped in Sorrow – Part 2Posted date：2022-05-12
Category：No.7 Yugyo: A New Tomorrow Leading to Light , The Sacred Biography of Heian Buddhism: Amitabha Sage (Hijiri) Kuya, ed.
The latter part: The lullaby that wraps the sorrow
Mother … mother …
As the dark night came and she went to sleep, Ren often had nightmares.
Hey wake up … wake up …
Trembling her young little body.
Oh no … oh no … wake up.
Twisting her face in pain.
Mother … mother …
She continues to seek her mother today, too.
Please don’t leave me alone.
This child is crying today as well seeking the light that will never return in the darkness. She is crying in sorrow, her face contorted, her little body trembling, as she lets out a small cry. At such times, I, Oyu, always stand by Ren’s side and give her a gentle hug.
All right, come on, come on.
I know it’s hard, I know it hurts. But don’t worry, I’m always here.
You are never alone.
I’ll be here. I’ll definitely protect you.
So, don’t worry … don’t worry.
If you are afraid of nights, please sleep in here.
This child, and only this child, I will protect no matter what. Until the end of my life. I will protect the life I could not protect then, the life I abandoned then, this time I will protect it.
I, Kuya, just listened intently to Oyu’s story. It is so spectacular that my heart cannot help but ache as well. And at the same time, I felt very strong bond between the two.
It was too sad bond accompanied with pain. But therefore, the two were connected strongly with each other. They were each other’s last hope for survival.
Incidentally, I heard that the big white dog, Kotaro, saved them one night when they were almost attacked by wild dogs at Rajomon. The wild dogs were frightened away by its huge size and somewhat imposing appearance. The fact that Oyu and Ren have never been attacked by wild dogs or bandits while living in Rajomon is probably due in part to this mysterious dog.
Kotaro is probably not just a dog. It is probably an incarnation of a demon god (spirit) or something that protects people.
Listening to Oyu’s story, I learned of two people and one animal who had struggled to survive on the brink of impermanence.
Continue to “the third movement: a new tomorrow leading to the lights”.
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