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To mix other practices with this Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is a grave error.
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I placed these various articles before the Lotus Sutra
What happiness! What happiness!
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Whether or not your prayer is answered depends upon your faith
Can it be that Shakyamuni Buddha or the Bodhisattvas of the Earth have entered into your body?
How admirable, that you have read the entirety of the Lotus Sutra with both body and mind!
There is no greater happiness than having faith in the Lotus Sutra.
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you should singlemindedly chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo morning and evening, day and night
I can erase the grave offenses of my past and, for the first time, attain Buddhahood.
The character myo changes and becomes Shakyamuni Buddha seated on a lotus pedestal.
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However, you are increasingly demonstrating the depth of your faith and accumulating good deeds.
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And this is only the beginning: be convinced that your great reward is yet to come.
how wretched and meaningless it would be to fall victim to an epidemic or simply die of old age!
on the path of attaining Buddhahood, one is certain to meet some great trial that will demand of him
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If master and disciple are not of the same mind, they cannot accomplish anything.
Rather it has come about as a response to the true words contained in the Lotus Sutra.
Be firmly convinced that the benefits from this offering will extend to your parents
A passage from the Lotus Sutra reads, "...difficult to believe and difficult to understand."
Tsukimaro must have chanted Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with her very first cry at birth.
We common mortals can see neither our own eyebrows, which are so close, nor heaven in the distance.
"With easy labor they shall bear a fortune child."
Your own offerings were not made to me, Nichiren, but to the Lotus Sutra.
Nevertheless, I am an ordinary person dependent on other things for my existence.
When one comes to the end of his good fortune, no strategy whatsoever will avail.
The lion, king of beasts, is said to advance three steps, then gather himself to spring,
I can hardly find words to say how much I appreciate your sincerity
but never once did I die for the Lotus Sutra or suffer persecution for the daimoku.
Yet King Chou's army lost because of disunity
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These offerings demonstrate your profound sincerity.
Doesn't a fire burn more briskly when logs are added?
Tientai construed the character myo [of Myoho-renge-kyo] to mean that which is beyond ordinary co
Some are swept away by the strong currents, some fall prey to eagles
Even those who are free from illness cannot escape the transience of life
But if we truly yearn for Shakyamuni Buddha, how could he ever fail to reveal himself to us?
This represents the two principles of object (kyo) and subject (chi), or reality and wisdom.
Another sutra passage says that children are a treasure.

Easy Delivery of a Fortune Child

 

I have heard that you will soon give birth. In compliance with your request for the gohifu of easy delivery, I have prepared one, choosing from among the lore I have inherited. However, you must have firm faith in order to receive its benefits. Even a medicine of rare virtue will have little effect if poison is added to it. Of what use will a sword be to a coward?

Above all, you and your husband are both followers of the Lotus Sutra. You will surely bear a jewel of a child who will carry on the seed of the propagation of the Lotus Sutra. I wholeheartedly congratulate you. The child will inherit both the physical and spiritual aspects of your lives. How could you suffer prolonged labor? The child will surely be delivered easily. If you take this gohifu, there can be no doubt. The darkness becomes bright when a lamp is lighted, and muddy water becomes clear when the moon shines on it.

 

Is there anything brighter than the sun and the moon? Is there anything purer than the lotus flower? The Lotus Sutra is the sun and the moon and the lotus flower. Therefore, it is called Myoho-renge-kyo (the Sutra of the Lotus Sutra of the Mystic Law). Nichiren is also like the sun and the moon, and also like the lotus flower.

 

If the water of one's faith is clear, the moon of blessings will cast its reflection on it and, without a doubt, protect one. You are assured of an easy delivery. A passage from the Lotus Sutra states, "A wondrous Law such as this ...," and another says, "With easy labor they shall bear a fortune child." I have explained in detail to Ben-ko about the orally transmitted instructions regarding the gohifu. Thus, Ben-ko is the envoy of the Buddha. Be earnest in your faith.

 

The sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami bestowed a gem upon the storm god Susanoo no Mikoto, who in turn obtained a gem of a boy child. For this reason, she called the child her own son and named him Masaya Akatsu [Truly I Conquer]. Because I, Nichiren, have provided your child with the seed for an easy birth, the child will be like my own. The Lotus Sutra says that there is "a precious gem whose value is that of a major world system," and also proclaims: "We have gained the supreme cluster of jewels without expecting it." Shakyamuni Buddha declares, "The living beings in it [the threefold world] are all my children." My intention also accords exactly with what the Buddha expressed in these passages. How happy and how auspicious is the approaching birth of your child! I will write again on another occasion.

 

Respectfully,

Nichiren

 

The seventh day of the fifth month in the eighth year of Bun'ei (1271).

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