Courage and strong faith go hand in hand. Likewise, cowardice and doubt are connected on a fundamental level.
At the time of the Sado Exile, there were disciples who criticized their mentor, Nichiren Daishonin, saying that persecution would not have arisen if he had spread the teaching in a more peaceful way. Persecution caused them to doubt and even resent their mentor.
But the mentor takes action with the awareness that persecution is inevitable.
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