Continuing the meditation discussion:
Was just reading J. Stone's essay "Realizing This World As The Buddha
Land." this goes right to what we were discussing...
"This constantly abiding pure land is the very realm depicted on Nichiren's
great mandala, the calligraphic object of worship (honzon) he devised, which
represents in Chinese characters and Sanskrit letters the assembly of the Lotus
Sutra on Vulture Peak, where the ever-present Sakyamuni preaches ....For
Nichiren, faith in the Lotus Sutra thus collapses all temporal and spatial
separation between the Buddha and the devotee; by upholding the sutra
and chanting its daimoku, one can immediately enter into the Lotus assembly
and dwell in the Buddha's presence. "
Readings of the Lotus Sutra [p.221-222]