When the Taikenmon’in Middle Councillor, at various people’s urging, composed poems on the 28 verses [of the Lotus Sutra]: on the spirit of saving all mankind, beyond measure, from the first verse.
kazu mo kagiranu
ika ni tatekeru
|We must pass over
Numbers without limit
How can they remain standing (How can He
Make his vow?)
Master of the Dowager Empress’ Household Office Toshinari