“‘I have considered which course to take in the light of the teachings of the Lotus and Nirvana sutras. If I remain silent…, in my next life I will most certainly fall into the hell of incessant suffering. If I speak out, I am fully aware that I will have to contend with the three obstacles and four devils. But of these two courses, surely the latter is the one to choose.
-From “The Opening of the Eyes” (WND – 1, 239).
“My thoughts turn to the profound compassion of Nichiren Daishonin, who established his teaching (on April 28th, 1253), aware that persecutions would await him, yet also knowing that if he did not speak out he would be lacking in compassion (cf.WND – 1, 239.)
“He writes: ‘Of these two courses (to remain silent or to speak out,) surely the latter is the one to choose’ (WND – 1, 239.) Inheriting this vow of the Daishonin, the mentors and disciples of Soka have risen into action. We have triumphed over all obstacles to open the great path of worldwide kosen-rufu.
“I am sure that Nichiren Daishonin, the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law, would heartily applaud our achievements. The Soka Gakkai will forever move forwards with the courageous spirit of a lion king!”
Advancing with the Gosho (2), (16) Forever Advacing with the Courageous Spirit of a Lion King, translated from the April 27th, 2018, issue of Seikyo Shinbun, released June 2018