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).
When we struggle for kosen-rufu, exerting a hundred million aeons of effort at each moment, the immense life of the Buddha arises in our being at each moment. The three enlightened properties of wisdom, courage and compassion that we originally possess will well forth.
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