Even in the midst of such a succession of great persecutions, the Daishonin’s spirit always shone with a sun-like brilliance. His state of life was as immense and vast as the ocean. No matter what fierce waves arise on the surface, in its depths the ocean itself is always serene. It cannot be moved.
The Daishonin attained this vast state of life by having profound confidence in the truth that all people can attain Buddhahood, cherishing a great wish for the enlightenment of all people of the Latter Day, and by manifesting the heart of the lion king, which is completely undaunted in the face of any negative functions.
In “On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings,” which he wrote during the Sado Exile, the Daishonin looks back on his struggles in the Latter Day — his offensive and defensive struggles against the workings of devilish functions and describes those battles as truly joyful.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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