My mentor said to me, quietly but firmly: "Daisaku, be like Hugo!"
"President Makiguchi, who was also advanced in age, carried on his stuggle even in prison, asserting the truth of the Daishonin's Buddhism to very end. I, too, am resolved to keep striving as long as I live, into my 70s and 80s. I will keep speaking, keep writing, keep calling out for justice. If I am no longer able to walk, I will still be able to write. And if I can't use my hands, I'll still be able to talk about Buddhism. I'll still be able to chant to the Gohonzon and read the Gosho. I will continue exerting myself until my last breath leaves my body, even if l have to crawl on all fours. That's my determination. Please watch me. For that is the path of Buddhism and will rep-resent the total victory of my life."
New Human Revolution "Heart & Soul"