The Daishonin indicates that the mind of an ordinary person who seeks the Buddha directly manifests itself as the mind of the Buddha. He says that attaining this inner enlightenment is “attaining the fruit of Buddhahood, the eternally inherent three bodies.”
The Daishonin manifested the mind of the Buddha and the “fruit of Buddhahood, the eternally inherent three bodies” in his life through his selfless struggles for kosen-rufu. He revealed them in the form of the Gohonzon for the benefit of all people of the Latter Day of the Law. Because he established the fundamental means to achieve genuine peace and happiness for all humankind, his achievement far surpasses that of T’ien-t’ai and Dengyo, Nagarjuna and Mahakashyapa.
We, too, can attain the mind of the Buddha and the “fruit of Buddhahood, the eternally inherent three bodies” when we uphold faith in the Gohonzon and strive for kosen-rufu with the spirit of “single-mindedly desiring to see the Buddha, not hesitating even if it costs us our lives.” This is the only way to attain Buddhahood in this evil age defiled by the five impurities.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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