Buddhism of sowing ［下種仏法］ ( geshu-buppō): The Buddhism that plants the seeds of Buddhahood, or the cause for attaining Buddhahood, in people’s lives. In Nichiren’s teachings, the Buddhism of sowing indicates the Buddhism of Nichiren, in contrast with that of Shakyamuni, which is called the Buddhism of the harvest. The Buddhism of the harvest is that which can lead to enlightenment only those who received the seeds of Buddhahood by practicing the Buddha’s teaching in previous lifetimes. In contrast, the Buddhism of sowing implants the seeds of Buddhahood, or Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, in the lives of those who had no connection with the Buddha’s teaching in their past existences, i.e., the people of the Latter Day of the Law. See also sowing, maturing, and harvesting; teacher of the true cause.