[Y]ou must grit your teeth and never slacken in your faith. Be as fearless as Nichiren when he acted and spoke out before -no-jō. Although theirs was not the path , the sons of Lord Wada and of the governor of Wakasa, as well as the warriors under and , fought the death preserve their honor. Death comes all, even should nothing untoward ever happen. Therefore, you must never be cowardly, or you will become the object of ridicule.-no-jō was a powerful government official who persecuted Nichiren and attempted to have him killed. This resulted in the Tatsunokuchi persecution.
The second quote is about the attitude we should have in front of obstacles.
Whatever trouble occurs, regard it as no more than a dream, and think only of the . Nichiren’s teaching was especially difficult believe at first, but now that my prophecies have been fulfilled, those who slandered without reason have come repent.
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