"Answer: The “Life Span” chapter, which is the heart and core of the twenty-eight chapters of the Lotus Sutra, states: “I have been constantly in this sahā world.” And it says: “I am always here.” And again: “This, my land, remains safe and tranquil.”
If we go by these passages, then the Buddha of the perfect teaching, who in his original state attained enlightenment in the inconceivably remote past, is here in this world. Why would we wish to abandon this land and seek to go elsewhere? Therefore practitioners of the Lotus Sutra should think of the place where they are as the pure land. Why worry about trying to go somewhere else?"