Sutras and Commentaries:
  Be a Lamp (Nirvana Sutra)
  World Honored One Flicks Dirt with His Toe (Vimalakirti Sutra)
  Calming and Contemplation of Anger (Maka Shikan)
  Effect of Thunderbolts on Ivory (Maka Shikan)
  Blind Heir of a Wealthy Merchant (Maka Shikan)
  Mongolian Wisdom (ancient sayings)
  Mighty Bodhisattva Warriors (13th Dalai Lama)
  Seeing Ourselves as Suchness (Shinnyo kan)
  Wu-lung and I-lung (Writings of Nichiren Daishonin)

  The Spider Thread
  Mr. Makiguchi and Fudo Myo-o
  Taishaku and the Fine Feathered Bird
  A Little Priest Fable
  Shakyamuni and the Lovers
  The Parable of the Zither
  SuShi and the Buddhist Monk
  Wo and Jah
  Stonecutter (Tao of Pooh)
  The Dancing Monk and the Self-Denying Monk
  24 Hours To Die

  The Jewel and the Genome
  Mantras of Kitties
  The Mantras of Other Beings
  The Wave Theory of Karma
  Water Karma
  Gandhi on Anger
  Buddhas' Footprints
  The Great Wish, the DaiGohonzon, and the SGI
  The Gakkai Spirit

  The Daimoku Parrot
  The Excommunicated Newlyweds

The Order of Enlightenment 
If the Universal Law is non-discriminatory, why are some enlightened before others? 

The Maka Shikan explains: 

When the sun appears in the east, it first illuminates the tallest mountains, then the next highest peaks until finally even the valleys are filled with light. 

The sun does not discriminate. 

The first enlightened are those who seek the truth most strenuously, they are like the tallest mountains who first receive sunlight.  Inspired by their example, others follow and are illuminated like the next highest peaks. 

Finally, the Universal Law illuminates even those of low capacity, like sunlight filling the valley. 

[Paraphrased from Great Calming and Contemplation (a translation of the Maka Shikan), p. 122] 

Nichiren Daishonin wrote: 
"Fire can be produced by a stone taken from the bottom of a river, and a candle can light up a place that has been dark for billions of years.  If even the most ordinary things of this world are such wonders, then how much more wondrous is the power of the Mystic Law." 
(From "The One Essential Phrase")


"Please understand that I am merely joining my one drop to the rivers and the oceans or adding my candle to the sun and the moon, hoping in this way to increase even slightly the volume of the water or the brilliance of the light." 

(From "Recitation of the Hoben and Juryo Chapters")