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From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Friday, December 14, 2012:

A woman who embraces the lion king of the Lotus Sutra need not fear any of the beasts of hell, or of the realm of hungry spirits and animals. All the offenses committed by a woman in her lifetime are like dry grass, and the single character myo of the Lotus Sutra is like a small spark. When a small spark is set to a large expanse of grass, not only the grass but also the big trees and large stones will all be consumed. Such is the power of the fire of wisdom in the single character myo.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 949
The Drum at the Gate of Thunder
Written to the lay nun Sennichi on October 19, 1278

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