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I respect everyone deeply. I do not despise anyone, not even a little, or look down on anyone with
contempt, because everyone has the capacity to become a Buddha of
Namu-myoho-renge-kyo, if they believe in  Namu-myoho-renge-kyo and practice.
                    
                                                                                             
 Bodhisattva Jofukyo
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The true path of life lies in the affairs of this world. . .
To have a profound knowledge of this world
is itself Buddhism.

                                                 Nichiren Daishonin: The Gift of Rice


Discrimination is man's most cunning and
ugliest life of Hell
.

I
t cannot be punished by others and cured,
a
nd it cannot heal
if I do not notice it.

T
he teaching of Nichiren Daishonin,
that all lives are equal, and all life is qualified
to be Buddha,

is the key to overcoming the life of man's most
cunning and ugliest Hell.


                                         Reverend Raidō Hirota
                                   September 14, 2020