Arise and Create a New Era
In the light of the Buddha’s prophecy, “the last five-hundred-year period” has already begun. I say that without fail Buddhism will arise and flow forth from the east, from the land of Japan. (“On the Buddha’s Prophecy,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 401) February marks the birthdays of both Nichiren Daishonin (Feb.