original Buddha did not create the law of cause and effect, He became
enlightened to its existence and function. So this idea of cause and effect is
not based on a Supreme Being's will, or a man's personal belief. It is based on
the ultimate reality that encompasses all existence throughout the universe and
for all time". Our various difficulties are not caused by the divine punishment
or coincidence. We must realize that our suffering are caused by our karma due
to our slander of the True Law in past lives and the present.
Lessening one's karmic retribution
REFERENCE;The Doctrines and Practice of Nichiren
Shoshu Nichiren Shoshu Overseas Bureau
Daishonin expounds the doctrine of lessening one's karmic retribution as
principle of lessening one's karmic retribution is taught in the Nirvana Sutra.
If one does not expiate the heavy karma
from the past during this lifetime, then in the future one must experience the
sufferings of hell; however, if one undergoes serious hardship during this
lifetime, he or she will see the sufferings of hell instantly vanish.
Eradication of Negative Karma
must Protect the Law
When one takes faith in the True law, and
deepens one's faith and practice, doing shakubuku and reshakubuku ( Telling
people about this Buddhism and encouraging them to practice ), one will always
confront various kinds of hardships.