As you crave food when hungry, seek water when thirsty, long to see a lover, beg for medicine when ill, or as a beautiful woman desires powder and rouge, so should you put your faith in the Lotus Sutra. If you do not, you will regret it later.
The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 965
Persecution by Sword and Staff
Written to Nanjo Tokimitsu on April 20, 1279