Buddhism Day By Day: The Blessings Brought by Bodhisattvas to Earth Function Just as the Fire’s to Give Light to See
“The function of fire is to burn and give light. The function of water is to wash away filth. The winds blow away dust and breath life into plants, animals, and human beings. The earth produces the grasses and trees, and heavens provides nourishing moisture. The five characters of Myoho-renge-kyo also like that. They are the cluster of blessings brought by the Bodhisattvas of the Earth, disciples of the Buddha in his true identity.” –Nichiren
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.