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Brief Guidances

Advancing With a Fresh, Vibrant Spirit Every Day

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Exert yourself in the two ways of practice and study. Without practice and study, there can be no Buddhism. You must not only persevere yourself; you must also teach others. Both practice and study arise from faith. Teach others to the best of your ability, even if it is only a single sentence or phrase.

“The True Aspect of All Phenomena,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 386

The Soka Gakkai will forever advance based on the Gosho, the writings of Nichiren Daishonin. Because we persevere in “the two ways of practice and study,” our lives will never stagnate.

Opening the Gosho opens the way to happiness. Nichiren’s writings show us the path for transforming karma into mission, and navigating the turbulent sea of the sufferings of birth, aging, sickness and death.

Today again, with the Gosho in our hearts and with a fresh, vibrant spirit, let’s study together with our fellow members and share the Daishonin’s teachings with others to the best of our ability.

From the Sept. 13, 2019, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper

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