One person thought Mr. Toda perhaps meant to say 75,000! Another said he thought that President Toda intended to live for an extremely long time by extending his life through faith. Another person was seriously distraught, thinking that he could not possibly endure throwing President Toda’s remains into the sea off Shinagawa. Even the report in the Seikyo Shimbun newspaper on his inauguration speech didn’t once mention the figure of 750,000 households. There may well have been leaders who, instead of thinking about how they could prevent their mentor from ending up in the “sea off Shinagawa,” were intent on giving a speedy burial to his vow. I myself was filled with keen anticipation at the crucial struggle for kosen-rufu that was sure to commence. In any event, President Toda’s earnest feelings were conveyed to everyone. We all stood up to take action. As President Toda’s disciple, I took my place in the vanguard of the youth division and initiated a great campaign of propagation to actualize my mentor’s vow.
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