The sutras clearly state that one must speak out in order to lead people to enlightenment. This is what the Daishonin based his vow on, determining that once he had spoken out, he would never retreat, no matter what great persecutions may befall him. It was as if he had set sail alone into a raging storm. But he had to go. He had to rescue the people whose ship had been wrecked by the tumultuous seas of society. A “great ship” is therefore crucial to our endeavor; in other words, we must base ourselves on a great vow. This vow is found in the determination to win in the struggle against the devilish functions. And this determination must be the departure point.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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