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"Hear, O disciples, for I bear witness to the dawn of destruction awaiting the Three Realms. When the drum of Samsara resounds throughout the earth, the Palace of the East, encompassed in radiant light, shall slumber in the Womb. All who live shall be no more; their red souls of transgression shall mark the rise of demons. And lo, those who behold this great mystery shall stand before the Lotus of Souls and speak the Word of Reason; such is the Law of Creation. ...So it is written."
—From The Scripture of Miroku, Chapter 4: Verse 24

About

The Miroku Scripture (ミロク経典, Miroku kyouten)? is a prophetic scripture that appeared in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne. The scripture itself reveals that truth behind the destruction of a world and the birth of a world. The Miroku Scripture was originally a sacred treasure within the Cult of Gaea. One of the members, Hikawa, joined the cult so he could learn more about the creation of the world. During his research within the cult, Hikawa found the Miroku Scripture within the cult's archive and learned about the events of the Conception and Reason.

The Miroku Scripture predicts that God will one day subject the world to cleansing by initiating the Conception, which is to destroy the world and recreate it. Furthermore, it was also predicted that a being neither human, nor demon will be created, which is also the one who will able to alter the results of re-creation, the Demi-fiend. Longing to create a world of stillness and establish his reason, Hikawa betrayed the Cult of Gaea and stole the Miroku Scripture. He would then summon demons and fiends secretly via various occult methods to protect himself and create Chaos among Tokyo to lure God's attention, so the Conception could be initiated.

History

  • Miroku is another name for Maitreya, the 5th reincarnation of Buddha. Miroku Bosatsu became extremely popular among believers of the Shingon Sect, a form of Esoteric Buddhism. Founded by Kobo Daishi (774 to 835 AD), the Shingon sect believes that, far in the future, the Miroku Bosatsu will become a Nyorai (Buddha), and then appear on earth to save those unable to achieve enlightenment. Even today, Shingon followers are awaiting Miroku's return, scheduled to occur about 5.6 billion years from now.
  • Sangai means "Three worlds" (Past, Present and Future).
  • Taizo: The ryoukai mandara ("mandala of the two worlds"), consisted of two parts, the kongou-kai ("diamond world") and the taizou-kai ("womb world"), that organized the Buddhist divinities and their relationships in a prescribed grid-like configuration. The deities or spiritual entities portrayed aspect. The second mandala, called the "Womb Mandala of Great Compassion" (based on the Mahavairocana-sutra and known in Japanese as taizou-kai), reveals Mahavairocana sitting on a red lotus surrounded by innumerable buddhas, bodhisattvas and Indian gods, with consorts. This represents the Cosmic Buddha's dynamic.
  • Mandala (Sanskrit maṇḍala "essence" + "having" or "containing," also translates as "circle-circumference" or "completion," both derived from the Tibetan term dkyil khor) is a concentric diagram having spiritual and ritual significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism. In common use, mandala has become a generic term for any plan, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, a microcosm of the universe from the human perspective.
  • Daihi means "Great compassion" and refers to the infinite compassion of the bodhisattvas. Daihi is also a dual metaphor because the full name of the Taizo Mandala is "Daihi-taizo-sho-mandara."
  • Renge means "lotus" and is a symbol in Buddhism, because it retains its beauty despite being in murky waters.

Trivia

  • This part (opening verse on top of page) of Miroku Scripture does not exist in the original localized version. It only appeared in the original Japanese and all HD remaster intro's.


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