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Changing Poison Into Medicine Through Resolute Prayer

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Misfortune will change into fortune. Muster your faith, and pray to this Gohonzon. Then what is there that cannot be achieved?

“Reply to Kyo’o,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 412

I am praying with all my heart for the recovery and reconstruction of the areas affected by the recent destructive typhoon in Japan.[1] Above all, I am chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo wholeheartedly for the health and well-being of all our precious members and friends in those areas, and for them to positively transform this misfortune, changing poison into medicine.

The power of the Mystic Law is boundless and immeasurable. No hardship can ever destroy the great inner palace of faith. Every adversity we face is a trial we undergo in order to attain eternal happiness.

Together, with invincible courage, let’s brightly shine the light of Soka as Bodhisattvas of the Earth, bringing hope to people and society at this most challenging time.

From the Oct. 16, 2019, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper


  1. Super typhoon Hagibis made landfall on the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture on Oct. 12, before making its way north toward the Tohoku region, bringing violent winds, record rainfall and widespread flooding. ↩︎

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