Letter to Domyo Zemmon
I have received your request for prayers for your father,
and I will offer them in the presence of the Buddha. Concerning
prayer, there are conspicuous prayer and conspicuous response,
conspicuous prayer and inconspicuous response, inconspicuous
prayer and inconspicuous response, and inconspicuous prayer
and conspicuous response. However, the essential point is
that, so long as you carry out faith in this sutra, all
your wishes will be fulfilled in both present and future
existences. The third volume of the Lotus Sutra states,
"Even though the devil and his subjects are there,
they will protect the Buddhist Law." And the seventh
volume states, "...his illness will vanish immediately,
and he will find perpetual youth and eternal life."
You must not doubt these golden words. I deeply appreciate
Myoichi-ama's visit to this mountain. I have given her a
written scroll, which I would like you to read. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.
The tenth day of the eighth month in the second year of
Kenji (1276), cyclical sign hinoe-ne.
Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 6.