The important thing is that we eventually sit down in front of the Gohonzon and chant daimoku. On the other hand, if we’re going to sit in front of the Gohonzon eventually anyway, then it is much faster to start out by doing just that. We have to directly connect with the Gohonzon. This is the path whereby an ordinary person can easily become a Buddha; this is faith.
The Daishonin says: “What is called faith is nothing unusual. Faith means putting one’s trust in the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni, Many Treasures, the Buddhas and bodhisattvas of the ten directions, and the heavenly gods and benevolent deities, and chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo as a woman cherishes her husband, as a man lays down his life for his wife, as parents refuse to abandon their children, or as a child refuses to leave its mother” (WND, 1036).
This is what is meant by “honestly discarding expedient means” (LS2, 44) and “not accepting a single verse of the other sutras” (LS3, 79).
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