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Brief Guidances

Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to the Very End

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Please … chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. There can then be no doubt about the words [of the Lotus Sutra] “peace and security in their present existence and good circumstances in future existences” [The Lotus Sutra and Its Opening and Closing Sutras, p. 136]. Sutra passages make it perfectly clear that all the heavenly beings are bound to diligently protect practitioners of the Lotus Sutra.

“On the Five Seasonal Festivals,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 2, p. 374

Nothing is more powerful than the prayers of practitioners of the Lotus Sutra. When we continue to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and take action for kosen-rufu undaunted by anything, the benevolent functions of the universe will respond and diligently protect us in accord with their unbreakable vow.

Nichiren Daishonin is surely aware of our efforts. Our Soka Gakkai activities, which are perfectly aligned with the Mystic Law, enable us and all those with whom we share a connection to enjoy security and benefit and to attain an expansive life state of happiness and victory in the present and future.

Let us chant, take action, and talk with others about Buddhism, striving cheerfully to the very end so that we have no regrets.

Translated from the July 19, 2019, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai daily newspaper

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