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Brief Guidances

Win Eternal Honor and Boundless Fortune

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

The reason that you have survived until now when so many have died was so that you would meet with this affair [an obstacle because of your faith in the Lotus Sutra]. This is where you will cross the Uji River. This is where you will ford the Seta. This will determine whether you win honor or disgrace your name.

“Reply to Yasaburo,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol 1, p. 829

Our members everywhere who are striving together, with Kansai in the lead, are engaged in a great struggle to fulfill their mission for kosen-rufu in exact accord with the spirit described in this passage. That’s why nothing can defeat them.

Activate the protective functions of the universe by steadfastly chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, resolved that now is the time to really challenge yourself. The strength and wisdom to navigate the turbulent times will well forth from within you.

My mentor, second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda, passionately called out to us: “Engrave your names in history as champions of kosen-rufu!”

Do your best so that you have no regrets, winning eternal honor and boundless fortune.

Translated from the July 11, 2019, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai daily newspaper

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