The Wonderful Means of Surmounting Obstacles
If we examine the essential and the theoretical
teachings of the Lotus Sutra, we see that the theoretical teaching
maintains, as before, that the Buddha first attained enlightenment
during his present lifetime; therefore, obstacles still beset
the teaching. The essential teaching has freed itself from such
impediments. However, compared with the five characters' of the
daimoku, it is a doctrine unsuited to the capacity of the people
of the Latter Day of the Law. The wonderful means of truly putting
an end to the physical and spiritual obstacles of all living beings
is none other than Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.
Reply to Shijo Kingo
Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.