Skip to main content

Brief Guidances

A Summer of Self-Development

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

This Lotus Sutra surpasses all the other sutras, and Many Treasures Buddha and the other Buddhas all extended their tongues up to the Brahma heaven, testifying that not one word, not one letter of it is false.

“On the Offering of a Mud Pie,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 2, p. 499

Confused and troubled times urgently need capable people who have a sound philosophy. Devoting time in one’s youth to studying the supreme life philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism is incredibly noble. It provides one with the foundation for absolute victory.

Unbeaten by the summer heat, student division members in Japan are earnestly studying the Daishonin’s writings.[1] Their efforts are certain to shape them into insightful and courageous leaders of the future.

May you study and practice the great teachings of Nichiren Daishonin and spread the hope-filled message of human revolution that has the power to revitalize people’s lives. Widely share the wisdom of “establishing the correct teaching for the peace of the land” to create a new age!

Translated from the August 26, 2020 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.


  1. The student division in Japan will be holding a study exam on August 30. ↩︎

Read more