Feb 20th, 2021
In closing this letter, Nichiren moves from the history of his practice to the encounter of this couple and relates their lives and situation to the whole of Japan. In this way he relates the bankruptcy of current leadership of the country with the erroneous traditions of incorrect teachings and governance leading to the repeated invasions of foreign aggressors. This is in direct observation of the Lay Monk's fears. Using shakubuku, Nichiren urges commitment to Lotus Sutra teachings. Nichiren ends the letter with a major offering of compassion by sending a ten volume transcription of the Lotus Sutra for the monk's grandmother to share with the family. Ending with a caution of careful consideration of those would be detractors and agents of the fearful ruling entities, Nichiren respectfully closes the letter.