Some argue that a “Gohonzon for all humanity” should have been dedicated to one of the six major priests or even to the ruler of the country, rather than to an unknown person. Such a view, however, lacks understanding of the Daishonin's intent of dedicating his teachings for the purpose of enlightenment of all people, starting from the socially unknown and oppressed common mortals.
Nichiren’s Buddhism starts from the
individual, and the Dai-Gohonzon is bestowed upon the individual who aspires
for attaining Buddhahood according to Nichiren’s teachings.
This work has been compiled by individual SGI members and is solely our personal opinion, based on years of practice and study.