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From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Wednesday, May 22, 2013:

When one has had the rare good fortune to be born a human being, and the further good fortune to encounter the teachings of Buddhism, how can one waste this opportunity? If one is going to take faith at all, then among all the various teachings of the Mahayana and the Hinayana, provisional and true doctrines, one should believe in the one vehicle, the true purpose for which the Buddhas come into this world and the direct path to attaining enlightenment for all living beings.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 60
Questions and Answers about Embracing the Lotus Sutra
Recipient unknown; written in March 1263

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