The Daishonin states, “One’s voice does the Buddha’s work” (Gosho Zenshu, p. 708), and “The Buddha saves people through the written word” (GZ, 153). The Buddhist Law would still remain distant from people’s lives if the Buddha had kept his enlightenment to himself. Actually, it probably wouldn’t have much meaning at all. The Buddha’s preaching of the Law is what brought it to shine as a light that can liberate people from the darkness of suffering. That is why the Daishonin says: “The Law does not spread by itself. Because people propagate it, both the people and the Law are worthy of respect” (GZ, 856). Spreading the Buddha’s teaching is a noble undertaking that illuminates both the person and the Law.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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