If humanity neglects to seek the eternal truth, our planet will be ruled by anger and greed. This will set us on a direct course to world war and annihilation.
That is precisely why it is imperative to accomplish kosen-rufu, which could be called the challenge to realize a true spiritual renaissance. It is for this purpose that Nichiren Daishonin revealed and propagated Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. He teaches that if Nam-myoho-renge-kyo spreads for the ten thousand years and more of the Latter Day of the Law, for all eternity, it will “block off the road that leads to the hell of incessant suffering” (cf. WND, 736).
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
“Deeply committed to the correct teaching” means faith. It is the earnest spirit to lead a better life by revering and upholding the Law. A person who possesses the earnest spirit to seek the truth is humble and filled with compassion and concern for others. I have found this to be a common trait among many of the world’s foremost thinkers and leaders with whom I have met and conducted dialogues.
Returning to the passage from “Letter from Sado” that we cited above, it was not out of arrogance that the Daishonin fought with the heart of a lion king. Rather, he says it was because he was “deeply committed to the correct teaching” (WND, 302).
To govern in a way that is oblivious to the future is no more than barbaric gamesmanship; it isn’t worthy of the name governing. It creates an environment where people gather to protect and promote vested interests.
One who remains fearlessly committed to justice even when confronted with persecution arising from such collusion is a truly wise person, a person who has firmly grasped the truth.
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