The Daishonin manifested the life of the Buddha of limitless joy as an ordinary person through and through. If we overlook this point, then the incorrect notion may arise that attaining Buddhahood means becoming a superior being distinct from a human being. Nichiren Daishonin did not give up his life as an ordinary person. Rather, he brilliantly manifested the life of the eternal Buddha within the life of an ordinary person.
There is another important point that I would like to note. Namely, this principle also applies to us. When we dedicate our lives to kosen-rufu, overcoming painful suffering and persevering in faith, we, too, can actualize the principle of “casting off the transient and revealing the true.” As ordinary people, we can manifest the same life of the Buddha that the Daishonin possessed.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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