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Brief Guidances

Transforming Our Community Into a Realm of Eternally Tranquil Light

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Probably two people, three people, ten people, a hundred people will join in chanting [Nam-myoho-renge-kyo], until it spreads to one province, two provinces, and all the sixty-six provinces of Japan, and reaches even to the two islands of Iki and Tsushima. Those persons who have spoken slanderously of me will in time chant in the same way.

“The Blessings of the Lotus Sutra,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 672

Our movement for kosen-rufu advances by revitalizing one person after another, one community after another.

During his exile on Sado Island, Nichiren Daishonin made the lives of his disciples there shine as “treasure towers” and illuminated his environment as a realm of Eternally Tranquil Light. In accord with the Daishonin’s spirit, our precious members living on remote outlying islands have patiently worked to turn even those “who have spoken slanderously” into supporters of our movement, and sincerely built a network of trust and respect. The good fortune and benefit they have accrued as a result are truly immeasurable.

Please continue to spread the hope-filled light of human harmony from your beloved communities!

Translated from the October 3, 2020 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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