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From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Thursday, January 31, 2013:

Carry through with your faith in the Lotus Sutra. You cannot strike fire from flint if you stop halfway. Bring forth the great power of faith, and be spoken of by all the people of Kamakura, both high and low, or by all the people of Japan as "Shijo Kingo, Shijo Kingo of the Lotus school!" Even a bad reputation will spread far and wide. A good reputation will spread even farther, particularly if it is a reputation for devotion to the Lotus Sutra.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 319
Earthly Desires are Enlightenment
Written to Shijo Kingo on May 2, 1272

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