President Toda said: “Compassion is the domain of the Buddha. The Daishonin was compassion personified. His love for the people of Japan led him to expound the essence of Buddhism without retreating a single step. Unfazed by numerous great persecutions that included exile to Ito and Sado, and even near-execution, he led a life of tremendous adversity, battling the three powerful enemies head-on.
“In light of this, we who claim to be the Daishonin’s disciples, regardless if we are poor, uneducated, have low social standing, or whatever hellish circumstances we may be in, must chant daimoku morning and evening with the resolve to acquire even a millionth part of the Daishonin’s compassion. This means exerting ourselves in faith, filling our beings each day with daimoku—the very life of the Daishonin—engraving it in our hearts, and imbuing our lives with it, our aim being to transform every one of our activities into acts of compassion.”
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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