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Brief Guidances

Sharing and Transmitting the Joy of Faith

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Only with the preaching of the Lotus Sutra, in which the dragon king’s daughter attained Buddhahood, did it become evident that the attainment of Buddhahood was a possibility for all mothers. And when it was revealed that even an evil man such as Devadatta could attain Buddhahood, it became evident that Buddhahood was a possibility for all fathers. The Lotus Sutra is The Classic of Filial Piety of Buddhism.

“The Opening of the Eyes,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 269

Faith in the Mystic Law is the ultimate means by which we can repay our debts of gratitude, enabling us to lead to Buddhahood not only our parents but all with whom we share a connection. Families who chant resonant daimoku through everything will enjoy lasting happiness and security without fail.

The annual Future Division Dynamic Growth Month is under way in Japan [beginning from mid-July through the end of August, the summer holiday period]. Let’s make this summer a golden opportunity to share and transmit the joy of faith—from parents to children, grandparents to grandchildren, and from older members to younger members.

Our Soka family, filled with radiant smiles, is a beacon of hope illuminating our communities and societies. Please remember that family harmony is the starting point for world peace.

Translated from the August 7, 2019, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai daily newspaper

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