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Among other things I have been grappling with the death of my father over a year and a half ago. He was a longterm SGI member and passed away peacefully. Since his passing, my mother, also an SGI member, has had numerous health issues needing remedy, including surgery for a tumor which brought her close to death, a resulting refusal to eat which we finally overcame with time and chanting, and the loss of her toes as a result of the surgery.
Can anyone please advise me if there is some phenomenon in our practice of Nichiren Daishonin's buddhism which might indicate that family members will experience additional struggles after the passing of a practicing family member, aside from events to be expected such as discord among family members? It seemed to me that some of these circumstances are obstacles relating to the practice. I am trying to see my way clear through all of this, and have experienced personal obstacles in addition to these.