Experiencing conflict in the Buddha state
Thus, the view that conflict is to be perceived as ‘bad’ or ‘negative’ does not apply to NDB. Rather, as we expand into a greater life condition, the conflict we are experiencing is more and more refined and aimed towards creating value.
For instance, a person in the Buddha state will experience conflict very different to a person in the Anger state. Let’s say if you are enlightened to your true nature (Buddhahood) and you face a conflict situation (imagine someone is driving his/her car like mad and cuts you off), you are likely to first feel fear, then anger.
But as you remind yourself of your Buddha nature, your consequent reaction will most definitely be different from that of a person in the world of Anger. A person with an already angry life condition however will perhaps react by falling into a road rage and thus creates more unwanted outcomes for him/herself.
Thus, it is the nature of an unaware person, not to see that all things are essentially interconnected.
As Nichiren points out:
“When deluded, one is called an ordinary being, but when enlightened, one is called a Buddha. This is similar to a tarnished mirror that will shine like a jewel when polished. A mind now clouded by the illusions of the innate darkness of life is like a tarnished mirror, but when polished, it is sure to become like a clear mirror, reflecting the essential nature of phenomena and the true aspect of reality. Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.” –Nichiren, On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime
The interconnection between all things is essentially explained in the Buddhist concept of dependent origination.