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It’s always Darkest before the Dawn

 

In his lecture on Nichiren Daishonin’s teaching in the May-June

issue of Living Buddhism, President Ikeda states that the devilish

function in life, known as The King Devil, works to disrupt our practice and erode our faith. This Devil “can work in extremely subtle and insidious ways and freely manipulate others”.

 

From the Gosho: The Three Obstacles and Four Devils

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin

There is definitely something extraordinary in the ebb and flow of the tide, the rising and setting of the moon, and the way in which summer, autumn, winter, and spring give way to each other. Something uncommon also occurs when an ordinary person attains Buddhahood. At such a time, the three obstacles and four devils will invariably appear, and the wise will rejoice while the foolish will retreat.

to see entire Gosho:

http://www.sgilibrary.org/view.php?page=637

 

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