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From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Thursday, May 23, 2013:

Ch'ung-hua and YŁ were the children of commoners, but both were extremely filial. Hearing of this, King Yao and King Shun summoned Ch'ung-hua and YŁ, and abdicated their thrones to them. Commoners became royalty in a day. Just as a commoner can become a king in this present life, so can an ordinary person become a Buddha instantly. This is the heart of the doctrine of three thousand realms in a single moment of life.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 323
Letter to the Sage Nichimyo
Written to Nichimyo on May 25, 1272

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