The Buddha who perceives that his own life is Myoho-renge at the same time perceives that all life is Myoho-renge. All living beings are originally themselves the embodiment of Myoho-renge. That is why the Buddha is filled with a spirit of love and compassion toward all people—a spirit comparable to that of parents toward their children.
Those who have not awakened to the fact that they are entities of this Law experience various sufferings. The Buddha keenly understands these sufferings as though his or her own children were experiencing them. Sorrow and empathy well from the Buddha’s life. A Buddha is a person of compassion. President Toda said:
“Compassion is not a Buddhist austerity. It is something that should be expressed unconsciously and naturally in one’s actions and in the workings of one’s heart. The Buddha knows no path of living apart from that of living with compassion.
“Compassion” consists of two parts: imparting joy to others and relieving others’ suffering. These actions come naturally to the Buddha; they’re not something that requires forced effort.
Speaking, lending a hand to others, expounding the Law—these are all acts and deeds of compassion. Someone who attains this state of life is hailed as a Buddha and enjoys the respect and trust of everyone.”
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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