It is the fundamental principle that when we change, the world changes. It is the principle that leads to the concepts of human revolution and establishing the correct teaching for the peace of the land. Everything is up to us. We can’t blame others. Everything comes back to us; it’s not about others. If we don’t understand this, we are not upholding the Mystic Law.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
President Toda said: “Compassion is the domain of the Buddha. The Daishonin was compassion personified. His love for the people of Japan led him to expound the essence of Buddhism without retreating a single step. Unfazed by numerous great persecutions that included exile to Ito and Sado, and even near-execution, he led a life of tremendous adversity, battling the three powerful enemies head-on.
The Daishonin says that the word think in the phrase “At all times I think to myself ” means the “single thought that the Buddhas and all other beings originally possess” (Gosho Zenshu, p. 1368). It is the thought originally and equally inherent in the lives of the Buddha and ordinary people alike. The desire to become happy together with others is the pure and eternal wish of all people. It is the “original spirit” functioning in the depths of our lives. One who is awakened to and who lives in accord with this spirit is a Buddha. The Daishonin lived out his life with this wish, this ideal, this hope.
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.
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