Advancing with the Gosho

Words of Encouragement


by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda

Those who make offerings to the Lotus Sutra will receive the same benefit as they would by making offerings to all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas in the ten directions, because all the Buddhas of the ten directions originate from the single character myo [of myoho, the Mystic Law].

“The Drum at the Gate of Thunder”
The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 949

The Immeasurable Power Contained Within the Character Myo

The Mystic Law—Nam-myoho-renge-kyo—is the fundamental Law pervading the entire universe. It is also the ultimate cause for the enlightenment of all Buddhas.

The character myo contains the benefit accumulated through the countless practices and meritorious deeds of all Buddhas and bodhisattvas. As such, we who chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo can triumph over everything. When we connect ourselves with the worlds of Buddhahood and bodhisattva inherent in the universe itself, we can develop a limitlessly vast and expansive state of life.

Let’s vibrantly chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo each day—aligning our lives with the supreme revitalizing rhythm of the universe and gaining the protection of the heavenly deities—as we continue to lead positive lives of value creation.

From the Aug. 8, 2018, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper

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