The prime point of Buddhism resides in Shakyamuni’s awakening to the Law within life. After profound investigation of the inner realm of life while seated in meditation under the bodhi tree, Shakyamuni vividly perceived the Law (Dharma).
The Sanskrit word Buddha means “One who is awakened [to the truth].” While the term was widely employed by various schools of the time, it eventually came to be used exclusively in reference to Shakyamuni. At the same time, the word Buddha implies “to bloom.” A person who causes flowers of lofty character to bloom brilliantly and who bears the fruits of good fortune and benefit in abundance is a Buddha. Such a person manifests the benefit of the Law and shines with character overflowing with blessings.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
“To be fully endowed” means that the daimoku of the Lotus Sutra is the wellspring of all things, and that it encompasses all value and all benefit manifested in the universe.
He [The Daishonin] begins with a clear statement of his conclusion: To gain release from the sufferings of birth and death, we must “perceive the mystic truth that is originally inherent in all living beings.” This means tapping the limitless power of the Mystic Law inherent in our lives. It means establishing a state of life of indestructible and absolute happiness characterized by the four virtues of eternity, happiness, true self and purity. The key is unwavering faith in the Mystic Law.
Each of us needs to actualize these three guidelines in our lives. To construct a harmonious home, a happy life and a strong self that can overcome any hardship—this is certainly the purpose of our faith. It is in striving to achieve these goals that we can carry out our human revolution and attain Buddhahood in this lifetime. Only when each of us realizes victory in faith and in life will the “correct teaching for the peace of the land” be established and kosen-rufu accomplished.
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