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Brief Guidances

Activating the Protective Functions of the Universe

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

The doctrine of three thousand realms in a single moment of life I have revealed in all its purity in the great mandala [the Gohonzon of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo]. It is a doctrine that the scholars of the present age, lacking comprehension in such matters, cannot fathom even in their dreams. T’ien-t’ai, Miao-lo, and Dengyo pondered it in their minds but did not spread it abroad.

“The Oral Tradition Regarding the Enlightenment of Plants,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 2, p. 430

Nichiren Daishonin, the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law, revealed the Gohonzon to enable all people to attain enlightenment. It is the most powerful and sublime embodiment of the life force of the entire universe. Through the power of faith and practice, our members around the world are drawing forth the limitless power of the Buddha and the Law.

Prayer infused with a vow for kosen-rufu can activate the Buddhas and protective functions throughout the universe, in accord with the principle of “three thousand realms in a single moment of life.”

Making our lives shine as supremely noble entities of the Mystic Law and helping others do the same, let’s continue creating value for the happiness and victory of all!

Translated from the November 25, 2020 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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