Moreover, he realizes that speaking out will not only brings reproach upon himself and his “parents, brothers, and teachers,” but may also cause those very loved ones to censure him. He further understands that this action is sure to bring persecution from the ruler of the nation. But if he does not speak out, he will be lacking in compassion. As taught in the Lotus and Nirvana sutras, if he doesn’t use his voice, he may still enjoy a peaceful and secure existence in this life, but would surely fall into hell in the next. On the other hand, the sutras also clearly state that speaking out would mean definitely facing persecution. That’s because he would be opening the path to the attainment of Buddhahood for all living beings. The Daishonin thus concludes that, in light of the sutras, he has no choice but to speak out.
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