The Daishonin’s writings reveal at least two great vows he made over the course of his life. The first was when, at age twelve, he pledged to become the wisest person in Japan. The second was when he was thirty-two, just before he established his teaching. The Daishonin describes this latter vow in “The Opening of the Eyes,” when he speaks of his decision to refute slander of the Lotus Sutra, no matter how great the persecution he may face, and to spread the correct teaching for the sake of the happiness of all people (cf. The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, pp. 239–40). The Daishonin carried out this vow throughout his life.
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