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12. Retiring to Mt. Minobu and letting Buddha’s Law hold out for a long time.

In October of that year, like he foretold, Mongolia came in to attack. Dazaifu was defeated including Iki Tsushima, and the Japan side became the state that looked like defeat. The Mongolia forces went away, but pessimistic information that Japan would be destroyed by the next attack spread.

After secluded life in the mountain of Minobu, Nichiren was not out of the mountain even one step. But he left the writings and erected the Gohonzon and educated disciples and wrote letters to believers incessantly. He poured his best so that the correct Law of the Buddha is transmitted to the far future.

Shijo Kingo of the believer of Kamakura was the strong believer who shared a persecution of Tatsunokuchi, but he was forced conversion of faiths on by a lord. Nichiren continues to send letters of encouragement to Kamakura far away from the thatched hut of Minobu mountain.

"The Law of Buddha is alias common sense. A common sense will win against your lord. No matter how dearly you may love your wife and wish never to part from her, when you die, it will become to no avail. No matter how dearly you may cherish your estate, when you die, it will become someone else's property. You have been prosperous enough until now. Must not cling to this. As I have said before, be millions of times more careful than ever!”. ‘The Hero of the World’.

Also, Ikegami brother who was born in the house of Minister of Construction fell into predicament that Nembutsu is forced by their father. Nichiren encouraged to withstand and said "Grit your teeth!".

“If, by one opportunity out of a hundred or a thousand, you should decide to follow my teachings, then confront your father and declare: ‘Since you are my father, I should by rights obey you, but because you have become an enemy of the Lotus Sutra, I would be unfilial if I obey you. Therefore, I have resolved to break with you and follow my elder brother. Even if you disown him, be aware that my thought is same as my older brother!’. You should not have even the slightest fear in your mind. Though a person had been believing in the Lotus Sutra from the far-off past world, the cause that he could not attain Buddhahood is this. Changes certainly occur in the ebb and flow of the sea, the rising and setting of the moon, and the time in which summer, autumn, winter, and spring give way to each other. When a common human being becomes Buddha, it is the same. When the hindrances being called the three obstacles and four devils will appear, the wise rejoices, the foolish person retreats”.The Three Obstacles and Four Devils’.


Continued


Life of Nichiren. Compact edition.



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