Since our ultimate objective is to attain Buddhahood, it naturally follows that we must maintain lifelong faith.
The Daishonin teaches the importance of persevering in faith, saying, “Buddhahood lies in continuing faith” (WND, 471). The key to maintaining faith is the solemn attitude that “now is the last moment of one’s life.” This means having such faith that even if your life were to end now, you would have no regrets.
When we have such completely pure, dedicated faith that we have no regrets in life, we become one with the Mystic Law. By maintaining such faith, we can attain Buddhahood in this lifetime.
In “The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life,” the Daishonin also stresses the importance of faith that is consistent and unbroken over the three existences of past, present and future.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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