The Teaching of Universal Enlightenment
The practice of refuting erroneous teachings in the realm of Buddhism is ultimately a struggle of compassion fought with the force of reason. The Lotus Sutra or Nam Myoho Renge Kyo constitute the name of the Buddha nature of all living beings, and chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is what makes it possible for us to manifest this Buddha nature from within.
The Lotus Sutra or the Mystic Law – the ultimate essence of the Buddha’s enlightenment – will come to function as the fundamental guiding principal of society without opposition or impediment. [This passage] refers to a situation where people readily accept the correct teaching upon hearing it, without slander or opposition.
Nichiren Daishonin speaks of all people abandoning the various other [teachings] and taking up the single vehicle of Buddhahood. The Lotus Sutra does not spread through coercion. As such, the ideal of world peace will only be realized when the humanism of Nichiren Buddhism gains widespread acceptance, becomes the philosophical current of society and develops into humankind’s shared value.
Ikeda Wisdom Academy ~ The Teachings for Victory, Vol. 2, Chapter 1
Living Buddhism Apr 1, 2022 SGI-USA