Certainly, the leader of a campaign cannot achieve victory if he is cowardly and afraid, thinking, “What will I do if the enemy attacks?” A great leader faces the enemy squarely and launches a spirited counteroffensive.
This spirit is even more important for us, the protagonists of a momentous spiritual struggle. We must make our way with the dauntless state of life of a lion king. When the lion king moves, devilish functions flee. When the time comes to protect the Buddhist Law, it is crucial that we resolutely drive devilish forces out into the open. We must never relax our guard. We must confront any adversary with all our strength and energy. Only then do we qualify as lions.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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