The full-fledged appearance of the third of the three powerful enemies occurred in connection with the Tatsunokuchi Persecution and Sado Exile (1271). It was during these persecutions that the three powerful enemies, among which the third kind—arrogant false sages — played a central role, conspired to enact a terrible and great repression.
The Daishonin continually fought against the devilish nature that functions to distort Buddhism, causes people suffering and leads society in the wrong direction. The Buddha’s spirit is to fearlessly battle any devilish function. With this heart of the lion king, the Daishonin overcame the great persecutions of 1271.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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