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From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Wednesday, January 30, 2013:

My disciples, you should believe what I say and watch what happens. These things do not occur because I myself am respectworthy, but because the power of the Lotus Sutra is supreme. If I praise myself, people will think that I am boastful, but if I humble myself, they will despise the sutra. The taller the pine tree, the longer the wisteria vine hanging from it. The deeper the source, the longer the stream. How fortunate, how joyful! In this impure land, I alone enjoy true happiness and delight.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 642
A Sage Perceives the Three Existences of Life
Written to Toki Jonin in 1275

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