The Daishonin writes: “Each of you should summon up the courage of a lion king and never succumb to threats from anyone . . . Slanderers are like barking foxes, but Nichiren’s followers are like roaring lions” (“On Persecutions Befalling the Sage,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 997). In the spirit of these golden words, let’s always advance together victoriously with our invincible lion’s roar dispelling the suffering and despair afflicting people’s lives and society.
The heart of the great vow for kosen-rufu and the life state of Buddhahood are one and the same. Therefore, when we dedicate our lives to this vow, we can bring forth the supreme nobility, strength and greatness of our lives.