NICHIREN'S LEVEL OF EXERTION
Some people may recognize RPE as the abbreviation for Gunnar Borg’s Rating of Perceived Exertion – a scale used in medicine to document a patient’s level of exertion during a test, and by sports coaches to assess the intensity of training and competition.
I prefer to think of it in terms of the level of exertion of Nichiren Daishonin and the intensity of his steadfast faith and courage throughout a life of REMONSTRATIONS, PERSECUTIONS and EXILES.
How much heart, soul, spirit and dedication did Nichiren commit to the propagation of Buddhism?
This can be seen through his steadfast faith, courage and determination to REMONSTRATE with the government, his resolve to overcome any and all PERSECUTIONS, and his commitment to not only survive the harshest of EXILES, but to make the most of every moment of them by continuing to propagate his Lotus Sutra Buddhism and to support his followers by writing some of his most important letters.
When it comes to your faith, practice and study of Nichiren Buddhism, what's your Rating of Perceived Exertion?
Light Activity, Vigorous Activity or Max Effort Activity?