The Daishonin carried out a struggle to protect the Law in order to transform the conflict-ridden Latter Day, to enable all people to manifest their Buddha nature, and to construct an age of happiness and peace for all humanity. His selfless dedication to uphold the correct teaching and his strong spirit of compassion for the people gave him no choice but to engage in that struggle.
It goes without saying that his state of life was vast and boundless. It was because of his deep compassion for others that he so fiercely battled the devilish nature inherent in life. It was because he sought to fundamentally transform the age that he transcended the age itself. Very few intellectuals have accurately grasped and adequately discussed the essence of the Daishonin’s pacifist thought.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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