President Toda summed up the Daishonin’s life-condition with one simple word—hope. He said: “When we look at the lives of great people of the past, we find that they remained undefeated by life’s hardships, by life’s pounding waves, and that they held fast to hopes that seemed but fantastic dreams to most. Moreover, they let nothing stop or discourage them from realizing those aspirations. They were able to do this, I feel, because their hopes themselves were not limited to personal desire or self-interest, but were based on a wish for the happiness of humanity. This gave them extraordinary conviction and confidence.”
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