Namu Butsu wrote:
I am sure Nichiren Buddhist believe that Nichiren is enlightened, but is there any letters of his where he speaks of his enlightenment? From what I read I know he doubted if he was expounding the Lotus Sutra, because he was not protected until he had his vision. So was he already enlightened before his doubts or did he eventually become enlightened? Or has he yet to be enlightened. I would love to see some of his letters on this subject.
"No matter how much one may hate Nichiren, one cannot doubt his enlightenment."
"A person named Nichiren was beheaded at Tatsunokuchi, his soul having reached Sado Island."
"My teachings before the Tatsunokuchi persecution should be regarded as the Buddha's provisional teachings, while the teachings since should be regarded as the Lotus Sutra."
-from the writings of Nichiren Daishonin