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From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Friday, August 29, 2014:

[As a youth] he received great wisdom from the living Bodhisattva Space Treasury. He prayed to the bodhisattva to become the wisest person in Japan. The bodhisattva must have taken pity on him, for he presented him with a great jewel as brilliant as the morning star, which Nichiren tucked away in his right sleeve. Thereafter, on perusing the entire body of sutras, he was able to discern in essence the relative worth of the eight schools as well as of all the scriptures.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 650
Letter to the Priests of Seicho-ji
Written to the priests of Seicho-ji temple on January 11, 1276

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