The Daishonin was still in exile on Sado Island while his followers in Kamakura were enduring the aftermath of his persecution. In the eyes of society, he was merely a lowly exile with his remnant followers.
In “On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings,” however, the Daishonin urges his disciples and followers to summon strong faith, aware that they will encounter great persecution. In addition, he says that “the battle between the provisional and the true teachings” (WND, 392) is only just getting under way, and he calls for the spread of the true teaching and the creation of an ideal society. He urges them to muster strong faith that aspires to spread the Law widely.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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