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Q: Are there Theoretical Proofs which support the doctrine of the Dai-Gohonzon?
A: The concept of a "Gohonzon for all people" is consistent with the Daishnins intent of spreading his teachings to all people of the world: “If Nichiren’s compassion is truly great and encompassing, Nam Myoho-Renge-Kyo will spread for ten thousand years and more, for all eternity” (Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, p. 736).  From this perspective, a “Gohonzon for all people” becomes a rather logical requirement and a necessary sign that the time has come for global propagation.

Various passages of the Gosho refer to global propagation of Nichiren’s teachings, which are based on the Daimoku and the Gohonzon, among all people in the world. In his letter "The Teaching, Practice and Proof," Nichiren Daishonin wrote: “From a more profound viewpoint, the 'Lotus Sutra will spread throughout the ten thousand years of the Latter Day'" (Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, p. 474), and  "'The Mystic Law shall spread and benefit mankind far into the future.' Does this annotation suggest anything other than the ten thousand years of the Latter Day of the Law?” (Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, p. 474). 

Inscribing the Dai-Gohonzon serves to complete the mission predicted in the Lotus Sutra: “... the transmission of Myoho-renge-kyo to all living beings throughout the land of Jambudvipa” (Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, p. 480).
 
 


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