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Overcoming Adversities to Prove the Greatness of the Gohonzon

by: Charito Flores, Mindanao Headquarters 2, Global Chapter

My father was introduced to Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism in 1982 when he tried to borrow money from a friend. Instead of lending money to my father, his friend gave him a friendship card that contained information about Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. My father kept the card in his wallet and so did my mother. Aside from our financial difficulties, we did not have a permanent residence as we lived in different places. Because of my family’s hardships, my mother started to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, hoping to change our living conditions. At the age of 16, I started to chant through the sincere encouragement of my mother.

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