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From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Monday, October 15, 2012:

Do not these interpretations make clear that, among all the teachings of the Buddha's lifetime, the Lotus Sutra is first, and that, among the teachings of the Lotus Sutra, that of women attaining Buddhahood, is first? For this reason, though the women of Japan may be condemned in all sutras other than the Lotus Sutra as incapable of attaining Buddhahood, as long as the Lotus Sutra guarantees their enlightenment, what reason have they to be downcast?

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 930
The Sutra of True Requital
Written to the lay nun Sennichi on July 28, 1278

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