The Meaning of Faith
What we call faith is nothing extraordinary. As a woman
cherishes her husband, as a man will give his life for his
wife, as parents will not abandon their children, or as
a child refuses to leave his mother, so should we put our
trust in the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni, Taho, and all the
Buddhas and bodhisattvas of the ten directions, as well
as the heavenly gods and benevolent deities, and chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.
This is what is meant by faith. Moreover, you should ponder
the sutra passages, "Honestly discarding the provisional
teachings" and "Not accepting even a single verse
from any of the other sutras" and never be of a mind
to abandon them, just as a woman will not throw away her
mirror or as a man always wears his sword.
The eighteenth day of the fifth month
Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 5, page