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From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Monday, February 25, 2013:

Today there are people who have faith in the Lotus Sutra. The belief of some is like fire while that of others is like water. When the former listen to the teachings, their passion flares up like fire, but as time goes on, they tend to discard their faith. To have faith like water means to believe continuously without ever regressing.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 899
The Two Kinds of Faith
Written to Nanjo Tokumitsu on February 25, 1278

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