In short, “single-mindedly desiring to see the Buddha, not hesitating even if it costs them their lives”— which is to say, faith that is selflessly pursued, for which one is even willing to give up one’s life if need be — is the Daishonin’s observation of the mind.
Also, he says: “‘Single’ stands for myo, or mystic, ‘mind’ for ho, or law, ‘desiring’ for ren, or lotus, ‘see’ for ge, or flower, and ‘Buddha’ for kyo, or sutra.” In other words, what he single- mindedly sought is Myoho-renge-kyo. Moreover, he says that he did not simply seek these five characters himself but sought to propagate them without begrudging his life. This is practice for oneself and others.
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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