The Opening Of the Eyes

August 28, 2017 by Tagged with:
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This I will state. Let the gods forsake me. Let all persecutions assail me. Still I will give my life for the sake of the Law…

 

Here I will make a great vow. Though I might be offered the rulership of Japan if I would only abandon the Lotus Sutra, accept the teachings of the Meditation Sutra, and look forward to rebirth in the Pure Land, though I might be told that my father and mother will have their heads cut off if I do not recite the Nembutsu – whatever obstacles I might encounter, so long as persons of wisdom do not prove my teachings to be false. I will never yield! All other troubles are no more to me than dust before the wind. 

 

I will be the pillar of Japan. I will be the eyes of Japan. I will be the great ship of Japan. This is my vow, and I will never forsake it! 

The Opening of the Eyes WND 1


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