To My Friends
Words of the Week
From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
I am much distressed to hear that your illness has become so serious. Swords exist to cut down enemies, however, and medicine exists to cure sickness. King Ajatashatru murdered his father and made himself an enemy of the Buddha. But after foul sores broke out on his body, he converted to the Buddha's teachings and embraced the Lotus Sutra, whereupon his sores healed and he prolonged his life by forty years.
The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 610
These excerpts are from "Daily Wisdom: From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin," a perpetual calendar of daily inspirational excerpts taken from the Gosho. This book is available for purchase at the online store Online Bookstore or your local SGI-USA Community Center bookstore.