Fear not my fellow female Nichiren Buddhists! This is your encouragement for the week selected from The Quotable Nichiren🙂 Check it out!
“The Buddha promised in the Lotus Sutra that, for women, the sutra will serve as a lantern in the darkness, as a ship when they cross the sea, and as a protector when they travel through dangerous places. (WND, 614)
“A woman who makes offerings to such a Gohonzon invites happiness in this life, and in the next, the Gohonzon will be with her and protect her always. Like a lantern in the dark, like a strong guide and porter on a treacherous mountain path, the Gohonzon will guard and protect you, Nichinyo, wherever you go.” (WND, 832)
and finally my favorite…
“A woman who takes this efficacious medicine will be surrounded and protected by these four great bodhisattvas at all times. When she rises to her feet, so too will the bodhisattvas, and when she walks along the road, they will do the same. She and they will be as inseparable as a body and its shadow, as fish and water, as a voice and its echo, or as a moon and its light.” (WND, 911)
Go out into the world and do your life’s work. Be your absolute best knowing full well and with confidence that you are protected.