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Brief Guidances

Creating Causes for Future Victory

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

[The Contemplation on the Mind-Ground Sutra states:] “If you want to understand the causes that existed in the past, look at the results as they are manifested in the present. And if you want to understand what results will be manifested in the future, look at the causes that exist in the present.”

“The Opening of the Eyes,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 279

I would like to share these words cited by Nichiren Daishonin with my dear young friends of the Future Division.

I applaud you all for the great efforts you are making while being forced to stay at home, including keeping up your schoolwork, during this challenging time. Your patient perseverance now is creating causes for future victory in your life and society.

Please take the utmost care of your health, leading a well-balanced life and getting plenty of sleep. Remember to have a smile for your family, and keep moving forward positively!

I am sending daimoku to each and every one of you, young people who are infinitely precious.

Translated from the April 21, 2020, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai daily newspaper

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