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Forging Ahead Together From Our Inspiring Discussion Meetings

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

One who listens to even a sentence or phrase of the [Lotus Sutra] and cherishes it deep in one’s heart may be likened to a ship that crosses the sea of the sufferings of birth and death.

“A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 33

Soka Gakkai meetings where we study and discuss the principles of the Mystic Law are incredibly noble gatherings. Discussion meetings shining with wisdom and ingenuity are being held in every country and region.

The unseen virtue of planning and organizing meetings amid these challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic is sure to bring forth boundless visible reward.

Encouragement helps propel us across the sea of the sufferings of birth and death. Our voyage of seeking spirit in which we share and rejoice at each other’s experiences in faith enables us to establish a state of indestructible happiness. Let’s continue to cheerfully forge ahead together, uniting at our discussion meetings, a ship to take us across life’s stormy seas.

Translated from the October 16, 2020 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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