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Brief Guidances

Activating the Protective Functions of the Universe

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

The heavenly gods and benevolent deities will assume various forms such as those of men and women, and present offerings to help the persons who practice the Lotus Sutra.

“The Izu Exile,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 35

The protective functions of the universe appear in concrete form to safeguard the practitioners of the Lotus Sutra. They manifest in various ways, such as the support of those around us, helping move things in the best possible direction. This is the great beneficial power of the Mystic Law, based on the doctrine of three thousand realms in a single moment of life.

Resolute daimoku [chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo] is the key to activating the positive forces of the universe. When we strive courageously for kosen-rufu, we can gain allies who will support and assist us.

With confident prayers and sincere actions, let’s boldly enact a drama of victory in both kosen-rufu and in life.

Translated from the October 7, 2020 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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