1. What is the Mystic Law in Buddhism?

The Mystic Law is the energy that moves the world (and all phenomena including one’s body&mind) ;

it is called MyohoRengeKyo.  MyohoRengeKyo is another name for the power that operates reality. 

The character Myo means a “wonder beyond explanation” – (hence the word “Mystic” = wonder beyond words). 

“Myo” is the spiritual nature of the Mind.   It’s physical manifestation is “Ho”, the body.  This means that any living entity is  MyoHo (body&mind), which actions in reality produce relevant effects.

Renge is the mechanism of how life operates through causes and effects.  The working of the principle of cause and effect is always consistent, always operative, which means it is a strict natural Law - or Kyo.  

MyohoRengeKyo is also called the Universal Law of Life.

  1. How does MyohoRengeKyo operate in reality?

We observe in reality that life has different levels (or different qualities) of existence, some fields are miserable and violent, others neutral - and some joyful and meaningful

MyohoRengeKyo has a spectrum of 10 different fields of existence; The Ten Worlds, which simply express either high lifeforce or law lifeforce. The Low states of life are those of suffering, ignorance, arrogance, etc., while the High states of life are those of understanding, compassion, happiness and enlightenment.  The highest state of life is Enlightenment to the Law of Life (the Law of Myohorengekyo). To distinguish this World of Enlightenment (existing within MyohoRengeKyo), the word Nam (harmony with) is added, making the phrase: NamMyohoRengeKyo.

  1. What is NamMyohoRengeKyo?

NamMyohoRengeKyo is the highest state of energy of life, expressed in wisdom, compassion and courage.  NamMyohoRengeKyo is one’s Buddhanature.  Buddhanature is the highest state of one’s humanity. 

Nam refers to one’s “desire and determination” to be in harmony - with the true nature of life (MyohoRengeKyo).  Therefore; the essence of NamMyohoRengeKyo is taking responsibility to lead one’s life towards the benefit of enlightenment, happiness and lifeforce.   So, in essence, a rough meaning can be;

NamMyohoRengeKyo = I lead my life to wisdom, happiness and lifeforce.

  1. What is the Gohonzon

The Gohonzon expresses the Life of Buddha.  It is a scroll embodying the power of the Life of the Buddha.  The Life of Buddha is wisdom, compassion and lifeforce. It is the same as one’s Buddhanature, which is wisdom, compassion and lifeforce.

  1. How to understand faith in Nichiren Buddhism?

Faith in Nichiren Buddhism means belief in one’s self-worth , it is faith in one’s Buddhanature –  or it is the belief that your life contains the highest potential of wisdom, compassion and courage. Faith in Buddhanature (or inner Gohonzon) requires an attitude of:  Flexibility, Broadmindedness & Open heart.

Flexible attitude: harmonious behavior, gentleness, maturity, cooperation               

Broadmindedness: understanding diversity of people, no bias, being impartial,

  1. - Open heart: heart of compassion, sincerity & honesty, no grudges, no blaming others.

  1. What is True cause

True Cause = Truly beneficial cause: it is determination for growth through chanting to the Gohonzon.  

It is also called: the attitude of: “From present to future” or “From Now Onwards”.

  1. What is the Human Revolution?

Human Revolution is a determined effort to win over our weaknesses & defeat the negative functions that try to obstruct our faith.  Buddhism is about winning over our limitations and negative tendencies. 

Human Revolution is also called Self-Mastery, the path to enlightenment, true self and happiness.