Nichiren Buddhism teaches that enlightenment is not to be sought outside of one’s self. The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin gosho, “On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime”, says, “…even though you chant and believe in Myoho-renge-kyo, if you think the Law is outside yourself, you are embracing not the Mystic Law but an inferior teaching.”
I grapple with how a piece of paper, clearly a man made object outside of myself, is the tool for accessing my Buddhahood. Please advise.