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From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Wednesday, January 23, 2013:

A wisteria vine, by twining around a pine, may climb a thousand fathoms into the air; and a crane, because it has wings to rely upon, can travel ten thousand ri. It is not their own strength that allows them to do these things. This applies likewise in the case of the priest Jibu-bo. Though he himself is like the wisteria vine, because he clings to the pine that is the Lotus Sutra, he is able to ascend the mountain of perfect enlightenment.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 820
On Offerings for Deceased Ancestors
Written to Jibu-bo Nichii's grandmother on July 13, 1279

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