Everyone's ability has limits, and this is where fortune-or the lack of it-comes into play. The wise will not necessarily be successful, while those who look like fools may enjoy success beyond their dreams. Life is infinitely subtle and complex.
Toda's smile vanished.
"Well, what do all of you think about our victory Toda? It's a benefit for having fought and suffered two years in prison for the Lotus Sutra. Talent's not everything. This is a benefit. The Gohonzon knows. The Gohonzon is truly great."
His eyes glowed, and his firm-set mouth had a look of nobility.
- HR, Vol.1, pg.56