The Sunrise

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In the early morning, Priest Rencho stood at the top of Mount Seicho and looked at the twilight over the horizon of the Pacific Ocean.

On the Sun rising, the beam coming over the deep blue water lit him up, he vigorously chanted out, "Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo." in order to proclaim the opening of Nichiren Shoshu to the whole universe.

On April 28 in the 5th year of Kencho (1253), the "Sun" that broke the darkness of the Latter Day of the Law rose up.