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"Truly he will have manifest reward in his present life,"

 

There is no greater happiness for human beings than chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.

 

You have been too fearful to speak out.

 

When great evil occurs, great good will follow.

 

It is none other than Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.

 

Upholding Faith in the Gohonzon

 

What we call faith is nothing extraordinary.

 

Human beings never fail to prosper when they make good causes.

 

Now Nichirens lifelong prayer and desire will be achieved in an instant.

 

"Swords and staves will not touch him, and poison will have no power to harm him."

 

Faith that is weak is like muddy water, but faith that is resolute is like clear water.

 

Praiseworthy indeed are those like you who read the sutra with both body and mind!

 

Because the seeds of Buddhahood sprout in response to the proper influence,

 

You will see that the entire universe is the Land of Tranquil Light.

 

I can erase the grave offenses of my past and, for the first time, attain Buddhahood.

 

The character myo changes and becomes Shakyamuni Buddha seated on a lotus pedestal.

 

No place is secure. Be convinced that Buddhahood is the final abode.

 

As I have often said, unseen virtue brings about visible reward.

 

"No affairs of life or work are in any way different from the ultimate reality."

 

"They will display the three poisons and appear to cherish misleading philosophies.

 

I, Nichiren, am the son of a chandala family.

 

Rather it has come about as a response to the true words contained in the Lotus Sutra.

 

The Lotus Sutra speaks of "the true entity of all phenomena."

 

Those who believe in the Lotus Sutra will gather fortune from ten thousand miles afar.

 

Your own offerings were not made to me, Nichiren, but to the Lotus Sutra.

 

Employ the strategy of the Lotus Sutra before any other.

 

"They will have peace and security in this life and good circumstances in the next."

 

Shakyamuni Buddha will extend his hand from Eagle Peak to stroke your head.

 

Since the Law is supreme, the Person is worthy of respect; since the Person is worthy of respect...

 

The "one supreme vehicle" is the Lotus Sutra.

 

I, Nichiren, am the emissary of the Lotus Sutra,

 

"His wishes shall not be in vain, and he will receive his reward of good fortune in his present life

 

...single-mindedly desiring to see the Buddha, not hesitating even if it costs them their lives...

 

You believe in the Lotus Sutra without concern for the prying eyes of others...

 

"If there are those who hear the Law, then not a one will fail to attain Buddhahood."

 

You, yourself, are a true Buddha who possesses the three enlightened properties

 

There is a way to become a Buddha easily, and I will teach it to you.

 

Those who embrace the Mystic Law will surely attain the stage of non-regression.

 

The same is true of the Lotus Sutra. It will be a lantern in the dark or a boat at a crossing.

 

The Lotus Sutra is the robe which will keep you from disgrace after this life.

 

of the Lotus Sutra. Even a single phrase or passage will assure one's Enlightenment;

 

The one great reason for which all Buddhas make their advent, will be spread for the first time...

 

It is the place of the "cluster of blessings" where Buddhas and bodhisattvas dwell.

 

Yet through the help of the Lotus Sutra they will in the end attain Buddhahood.

 

The five characters of Myoho-renge-kyo will appear as a moon for you.

 

The Lotus Sutra is a keen sword, but its might depends upon the one who wields it.

 

"Who can broadly preach the Lotus Sutra in this saha world?"

 

These characters of the Lotus Sutra will become Shakyamuni Buddha

 

The True Entity of Life

 

A Comparison of the Lotus Sutra and Other Sutras

 

there is not one who shall not attain Buddhahood

 

conceive a desire to attain the way

 

we encounter the scripture entitled Myoho-renge-kyo

 

it is the teacher of all Buddhas throughout the three existences

 

"Earthly desires are enlightenment; the sufferings of birth and death are nirvana."

 

You will grow younger, and your good fortune will accumulate.

 

Never doubt in the slightest, but keep your faith and attain enlightenment in this lifetime.

 

Thus you are one of the very few whose action matches his will.

 

To mix other practices with this Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is a grave error.

 

Even one extra day of life is worth more than ten million ryo of gold.

 

"If you befriend another person but lack the mercy to correct him, you are in fact his enemy."

 

The Lotus Sutra is like the seed, the Buddha like the sower and the people like the field.

 

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