The Gohonzon exists to enable us to become happy: it exists to enable all people to become happy. It is our mission as Soka Gakkai members to make it possible for people throughout the world to savor fully the benefit of the Buddhism of the sun that Nichiren Daishonin left for us. Each member is a noble emissary of the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law and an emissary of the Gohonzon. Since we are practicing to actualize the aspiration of the Buddha, there can be no more wonderful “memory of our present life in this human world” (cf. WND, 64) than to dedicate ourselves to this mission.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
“Only this great teaching will spread throughout the entire land of Jambudvipa” — that is Nichiren Daishonin’s conviction. Today, it is the Soka Gakkai that has made the worldwide spread of this teaching a reality. Isn’t the Buddhism of the sun now rising toward its zenith? The bright sunlight of benefit of Nichiren Buddhism is streaming down upon the entire world. Everywhere you go, people are practicing Nichiren Buddhism. Now is our great opportunity to spread this teaching around the globe. We must not allow this moment to slip by.
Making a vow limitlessly brings forth a person’s latent potential. The Daishonin had vowed to dedicate his life to seeking, protecting and spreading the Law. He lived entirely for the Law. He made the Law accessible to all people. No vow could be greater than this.
We who uphold the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin base our lives on the great and fundamental law of the universe, that is, the Mystic Law. In addition, through studying the Daishonin’s writings, we can confirm its significance. Nothing is more rewarding than directly connecting with the Mystic Law by following the path of faith, practice and study. It is the only way to establish the eternal happiness described as “boundless joy of the Law.”
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