When the Daishonin speaks of secular rule and the Buddhist Law, the meaning is completely different. He is referring to them in their original sense, not just in terms of the appearance of authority and influence. The Daishonin’s Buddhism is a teaching for the people. In this context, secular rule refers to the fundamental principles that support society, as well as the systems that actually make those principles a reality. It encompasses all functions of society, including politics, economics, education, and art. Buddhist Law refers to the essence of the Buddha’s teaching; it is the Mystic Law that enables all people to realize happiness. Buddhist Law is not limited to the narrow province of one school or sect; it is the compassionate heart of the Buddha that pervades the entire universe, as well as the spirit of the Buddha that is endowed with the three virtues of sovereign, teacher and parent to protect, guide and nurture people. Buddhist Law is the foundation for the advancement of human beings and society.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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