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When we chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo we are reciting the name of Buddha nature that exists in our life and the lives of others, and at the same time we are waking up. When faith wins over doubt and inner illusions, the power of the Buddha nature is awakened by the sound of daimoku and occurs spontaneously in our lives.Taken from “Buddhism and Society” N. 119
From the tone of these letters we can imagine that Nichinyo was a mature woman, educated, who enjoyed what they say a good location.
Surely an independent woman, faith, courageous and conscious, who lived in profound unity with his teacher. For this Nichiren Gohonzon had granted a personal, even before they enter the Dai-Gohonzon.
Mrs. Nichinyo had sent a very generous offer to the Daishonin, who at the time lived in his retirement on Mount Minobu. “A thousand coins and a cargo of rice” meant the sustenance for a year. Nichiren they would be used to continue to instruct his young disciples, setting the stage for the propagation of the Law in the infinite future.With its offerings to the Gohonzon Mrs. Nichinyo was therefore claiming the lives of his teacher and with the development of Kosen-rufu.
We thank Nichiren Daishonin assures that these deals will come back to you as good luck, protection and immeasurable benefits, not only in this life but also in the lives to come.
“A woman who is dedicated to the Gohonzon invites happiness in this life and in the next the Gohonzon will be with you and protect you always. Like a lantern in the darkness, like a strong arm supporting you along a treacherous path, the Gohonzon will protect you, ma’am Nichinyo, wherever you go. So you have to deal with the slanderers impediresti as well as a courtesan to come into your house “(The true face of the Gohonzon, SND, 4, 201).
“When we fight to protect the Law – writes Daisaku Ikeda – the power of our courage dispels the mists of illusion critical that surrounds our hearts allowing the unlimited power of the Mystic Law to flow in our lives” (Daisaku Ikeda, MDGs, 1, 164).
[But] the Lotus Sutra, containing the words “honestly discarding the provisional teachings,” […] is the sutra they believe the people who have a mind straight, straight as the string taut arch, as the line drawn from the carpenter “(Letter to Nichimyo Shonin, SND, 5, 139).
Even Sennichi-Ama, a disciple of the pure faith (see Buddhism and Society, 111), one day he had delivered a letter to Minobu in which it expressed its concern about the possibility to manifest Buddhahood by women. So what is the truth that exposes this sutra?
And at that point no one could doubt that it was possible for men to attain Buddhahood. So the Lotus Sutra uses the lighting of women as a model [to reveal that Buddhahood is accessible to everyone].
These statements do not clarify perhaps that of all the teachings of the Buddha’s life, the Lotus Sutra is the first place and that, among the teachings of the Lotus Sutra, the most important concerns the attainment of Buddhahood by women?
Therefore, all Japanese women, […] since the Lotus Sutra guarantees their Buddhahood, why should grieve?
I, Nichiren, […] I made a vow to save all the women of Japan and my sincerity can not be ignored, especially since what I say is in agreement with the Lotus Sutra. ”
Here, then, that Nichiren takes her hand and leads her Nichinyo the lady with him, into the air Ceremony. Pauses to disclose to her the meaning of the Object of worship, after ideogram ideograph.
He wants to show her that her happiness does not depend on anything or anyone. He wants to teach her how to trust herself. Of Buddhahood that exists within his life. Not to seek support from outside, because every change begins in the deep, and his life already contains the solution.
The Hoto chapter of the Lotus Sutra – the Nichiren writes – with all the bodhisattvas and Buddhas of the ten directions, is enclosed in a lotus flower with eight petals of the heart lady Nichinyo.
“There are shadows in the dark, but men do not see them. There are routes in the sky along which the birds fly, but men do not see them. There are paths in the sea along which the fish swim, but men do not see them. All beings and things of the four continents, without exception, are reflected in the moon, but men can not see them. But the divine eye sees them. Similarly, mere mortals can not see the Hoto chapter that is in the body of Mrs. Nichinyo, but Shakyamuni, Taho and the other Buddhas of the ten directions they see it. I, Nichiren, I sense. What sublime. ”
Of course it is not easy for Mrs. Nichinyo understand that his life and the life of the Buddha are the same thing. Nor is it easy for us. For this Nichiren Daishonin inscribed the Gohonzon as a mirror shining. In order for us to see Buddhahood in our lives.
As the sutra says: “Only with faith can enter into Buddhahood.”
Everything depends on the strength of our faith.Taken from “Buddhism and Society” N. 115
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