Life, Death,  Lotus Sutra, Mystic Law,  Nam Myoho Renge Kyo,  Peace

The Great Beneficial Medicine

The way to become a Buddha is nothing special. It is the same as ... providing fire for a person freezing in the cold.

The Lotus Sutra is like a lamp of great good fortune that not even the fiercest winds can extinguish. It is a brightly shining lamp that illuminates the darkness of all living beings. Nichiren Daishonin teaches that by chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, we can ignite the fire of unsurpassed wisdom that “earthly desires are enlightenment.” In this way, we can transform our current problems into the energy to create new value, just as burning firewood produces heat and light.

In his writings, the Daishonin tells us that in an age of conflict, when the people are assaulted by an endless barrage of calamities, “the wonderfully efficacious medicine of the Lotus Sutra [Nam Myoho Renge Kyo] will provide the cure for all these grave disasters.” The Mystic Law is the great beneficial medicine that can lead all people – equally and without discrimination – to happiness and peace.

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