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
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