We must wage an offensive struggle, not a defensive one. As the lion king, Nichiren Daishonin himself incessantly attacked the root of slander and the one evil, which were the sources of people’s suffering.
The same principle applies to us as individuals. If, for instance, when our negative karma strikes, we run away without challenging the situation with strong faith or seek to maneuver or strategize our way out of it, things will only become more complicated.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
The Daishonin writes: “Deploying weak soldiers in the first round of an attack only serves to increase the strength of a powerful adversary” (GZ, 37). In other words, if we underestimate our opponents and allow them to defeat us in the initial stages of a battle, they will grow more formidable.
Certainly, the leader of a campaign cannot achieve victory if he is cowardly and afraid, thinking, “What will I do if the enemy attacks?” A great leader faces the enemy squarely and launches a spirited counteroffensive.
This is where a person with the life-state of a lion king is fundamentally different. Just because we can’t see these negative forces doesn’t mean they don’t exist. They are simply hidden. If we do not draw them out now and expose the wrongs of these powerful adversaries, people will ultimately be led astray by devilish forces. In his later years, Josei Toda also prayed for the three powerful enemies to quickly appear.
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