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Brief Guidances

Let’s Remember That Small Things Matter

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Though the embankment between rice fields is firm, if there is an ant hole in it, then surely, in the long run, it will not remain full of water.

 “The Embankments of Faith,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol 1,p. 626

In this cold and hectic end-of-year period, let’s remember to take good care of our health, and exercise utmost caution to prevent any fires or traffic accidents.

Small things matter. Carelessness and arrogance—which give rise to such thinking as “I’ll be fine” or “This shouldn’t be a problem”—will act as the “ant hole,” or weakness, that leads to trouble.

Remaining accident-free is the foundation of happiness. Based on strong prayer, let’s remind one another to take care and bring this year to a victorious close.

Translated from the December 14, 2019, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai daily newspaper

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