Encouraging His Disciples One After Another

Nichiren says, by experiencing persecution on account of spreading the Lotus Sutra, he is expiating the negative karma he formed by slandering the Law in past lives.

Buddhist History: Nichiren Daishonin—His Lifelong

During Nichiren’s stay in Echi, there was a surge of crimes in Kamakura including arson and murder. People spread unfounded rumors that Nichiren’s disciples had set the fires. The government named 260 of his disciples as suspects, calling for their...

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