In the Book of Prophecy (Fudesaki), it is said that the path of salvation is a difficult path because it involves persistence, determination and commitment to follow this path. This path involves the elimination of evils greed, arrogance and self-love from our minds. This involves our free will to behave good or bad, especially when faced with adversity.
There are religions that make attaining salvation an easy task by requiring only obedience and praise to a powerful God. Fear is also a common denominator in convincing these people to join the religion. Fear of God, but also fear of the people who may interpret God’s will. They place their fate on dogma and religious leaders. They sacrifice free will for their hope of salvation. This is an easy path to follow, but it may not lead to salvation. In the Book of Prophecy is the following:
Over steep mountains, through tangles of thorns, along narrow ledges and
through brandished swords, if you come, 1-47
Yet a head a sea of flames, and a deep abyss,
you will arrive at a narrow path. 1-48
After following the narrow path step by step, you will come to a path.
This is the trustworthy main path. 1-49