When the Daishonin witnessed this happening among his followers, he must have wondered why they would flee at such an important time when he had managed to expose the wrongs of powerful adversaries. Of those followers who criticized his stand, he writes: “They are being as ridiculous as fireflies laughing at the sun and moon, an anthill belittling Mount Hua, wells and brooks despising the river and the ocean, or a magpie mocking a phoenix” (WND, 306).
The only way to open the eyes of such foolish people is not through logical arguments but rather by allowing them to see and come into contact with a vast and lofty state of life. If one does not possess the expansive state of life of a lion king—a state of life as vast as the sky and as broad as the sea—one cannot take leadership for kosen-rufu.
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