This is more important, was that the Daishonin needed to establish the correct way for ordinary people to manifest the world of Buddhahood just as they are— something that he himself had achieved. This was necessary to ensure the eternal perpetuation and widespread propagation of the Law after his passing.
Therefore, in “The Object of Devotion for Observing the Mind,” the Daishonin indicates that Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the essence of the Lotus Sutra, and that embracing Nam-myoho-renge- kyo is the basis for manifesting the state of Buddhahood as ordinary people, just as he had done. This is the principle of “embracing the Gohonzon is in itself observing one’s mind.” “Observing one’s mind” means perceiving the Ten Worlds in one’s life.
Specifically, it means manifesting in one’s heart and mind the state of life of Buddhahood, which is no easy task. For that reason, the Daishonin clearly revealed the Law, explaining that we should take the five characters of Myoho-renge-kyo as our object of devotion.
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