I AM praying to Heaven that the life of your wife, the lay nun, will be prolonged well into the future. Please be sure to tell her about this.
Your support for the Lotus Sutra has been ever constant. I have received the three thousand coins and two to of rice you kindly sent me as an offering earmarked for the third month of next year.
The twenty-fifth day of the eleventh month
Reply to Toki
Nichiren Daishonin wrote this letter of thanks to Toki Jōnin from Minobu on the twenty-fifth day of the eleventh month in what is thought to have been 1279. The Daishonin expresses his gratitude to Toki for his offerings of three thousand coins and two to of rice. He also asks Toki to tell his wife, who had been struggling with illness, that he is praying for her longevity.