And more important, what do we need and what do we have to do ?
The most important thing is to chant the Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra, According to Nichiren Shonin, the Daimoku is the very essence of te Lotus Sutra, thus , once we chant the Daimoku, all the Teachings of the Lotus Sutra and the wisdom of Shakyamuni will be therefor befall upon us.
We need no to fully understand the Lotus Sutra, since the daimoku encompasses the full range of the Lotus Sutra, and all that has been taught within this Sutra.
All we need is a firm belief that we can become Buddhas ourselves and we actually can tap into the Buddha wisdom, just by chanting the Daimoku.
The Buddha himself said in the Lotus Sutra:
"if a person rejoices upon even hearing one single phrase of this sutra and keeps it, this person can be assured of becoming a buddha in the future."
How much more when a person hears the core of the Lotus Sutra, Namu Myoho Renge Kyo ?
So, 2 things we really need to gain Buddha wisdom:
- Unconditional faith
- The chanting of the Daimoku.
Nothing more, nothing less.
My sincerest regards,
Namu Myoho Renge Kyo !