Chronicle of the Rebirth of Katsugorō – 03 Letter Of Matsudaira Kwanzan [Daimyô] To The Priest Teikin Of The Temple Called Sengakuji
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
3.—COPY OF THE LETTER OF MATSUDAIRA KWANZAN [DAIMYÔ] TO THE PRIEST TEIKIN OF THE TEMPLE CALLED SENGAKUJI.
I herewith enclose and send you the account of the rebirth of Katsugorô. I have written it in the popular style, thinking that it might have a good effect in helping to silence those who do not believe in the doctrines of the Buddha. As a literary work it is, of course, a wretched thing. I send it to you supposing that it could only amuse you from that point of view. But as for the relation itself, it is without mistake; for I myself heard it from the grandmother of Katsugorô. When you have read it, please return it to me.
Twentieth day. [No date.]