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Brief Guidances

Imparting Sincere Words of Encouragement

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Words and writing are the medium by which the minds of all living beings are revealed. A person’s writings tell us the nature of that person’s mind.

Questions and Answers on the Various Schools” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 2, p. 18

Nichiren Buddhism places great importance on the spoken and written word, on using our voices, for they have the power to lead people to happiness. The Soka Gakkai has consistently worked to promote literary and print culture based on Nichiren Daishonin’s writings.

Second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda’s advice to make time for reading and contemplation is ageless. Let’s read as many good books as possible.

It’s also crucial to be able to distinguish between statements that are true or false, right or wrong.

Let’s make this a season of imparting sincere words of encouragement that will be a source of hope, courage and revitalization for others.

Translated from the October 27, 2020 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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