Nichiren Daishonin proved the greatness of the human being through his behavior at the execution grounds of Tatsunokuchi. He embodied in graphic form the fundamental Law that enables all people to achieve their supreme potential.
The Gohonzon is the crystallization of the Daishonin’s vow for the salvation of all people; it enables all people to attain enlightenment.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
This [The Gohonzon] is the object of the devotion for observing the mind. There is no other way to lead all people to enlightenment than to help them manifest the object of devotion in their own lives. The Gohonzon equally empowers all people to do just this. It opens this possibility to everyone.
The Daishonin revealed the Gohonzon to teach people of this limitless life force. With the Gohonzon as a clear mirror, we should develop confidence in the existence of this power in ourselves, in our friends, and in all people. To believe in the Gohonzon is to believe that all people are endowed with the life of the Buddha of limitless joy.
The heart is most important. The heart means faith. A little later in the passage I just cited, the Daishonin states, “Believe . . . with your whole heart.” Shortly after I took faith, President Toda told me, “There is a passage from the writings of Nichiren Daishonin that you should engrave in your life.” He then explained the passage from the “Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings” that states: “If you exert a hundred million kalpas of effort in a single moment of life, the three enlightened properties of the Buddha will emerge from within your life at each moment” (GZ, 790).
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