The five characters of Myoho-renge-kyo, the heart of the essential teaching of the Lotus Sutra, contain the benefit amassed through the countless practices and meritorious deeds of all Buddhas throughout the three existences. Then, how can these five characters not include the benefits obtained by observing all of the Buddhas’ precepts?
From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Saturday, April 27, 2013:
The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 481
The Teaching, Practice and Proof
Written to Sammi-bo on March 21, 1275