“In Nichiren Buddhism, attaining enlightenment is not about embarking on some inconceivably long journey to become a resplendent, godlike Buddha; it is about accomplishing a transformation in the depths of one’s being. In other words, it is a matter of practicing in order to scale the highest summit of enlightenment at some point in the distant future. Rather, it is a constant, moment-to-moment, inner struggle between reveling. our innate Dharma nature or allowing ourselves to be ruled by our fundamental darkness and delusion.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.