Daishonin’s emphasis that the teacher who reveals the great Law that is to be widely propagated is an ordinary person. In “On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings,” he stresses that the teacher who leads all people of the Latter Day to enlightenment is an “ordinary practitioner,” and that his disciples are “evil people defiled by the three poisons” (WND, 391). That is why persecutions are more severe in the Latter Day than in Shakyamuni’s time, and why the three powerful enemies are so fierce in attacking practitioners.
In “On the Buddha’s Prophecy,” the Daishonin refers to the struggle of Bodhisattva Never Disparaging. In so doing, he confirms that because the teaching is spread in the Latter Day, not by a Buddha like Shakyamuni but by “an ordinary practitioner at the stage of hearing the name and words of the truth” (WND, 400), that person will encounter great persecution.
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