The true meaning of attaining enlightenment is beyond the realm of ordinary wisdom. For example, when we are facing painful difficulties, it is next to impossible to believe that we will be able to attain enlightenment. On the other hand, when basking in momentary peace and comfort, Buddhahood or enlightenment seems unnecessary. In both times of suffering and times of ease, we tend to lose our aspiration to attain Buddhahood.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
The Lotus Sutra teaches that all people can attain Buddhahood. Moreover, it states this not merely as doctrine or theory. The sutra explains the immensely compassionate practice of the Buddha who yearns to actualize this principle, and the mission of bodhisattvas who struggle to carry on this great wish after the Buddha’s passing.
The Daishonin encountered persecution because he had strenuously asserted that the Lotus Sutra is the teaching for relieving the suffering of the people of the Latter Day of the Law and enabling them to become happy. It was certainly not because he had committed any secular wrongdoing. The Daishonin risked his life to strongly proclaim the correct teaching, and this frightened other religious figures, and created a deep sense of unease among those comfortable with old religious customs and traditions. This manifested as an outpouring of anger and jealousy toward him.
In response to this lion’s roar of President Toda, I also stood up, as did one youth after another. As a result, we have built the Soka Gakkai into the organization it is today.
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