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Brief Guidances

Vigilance Is the Key to Victory in Life

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Determine to take every possible precaution.

“On Recommending This Teaching to Your Lord and Avoiding the Offense of Complicity in Slander,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 461

Nichiren Daishonin repeatedly urged his disciples to be vigilant. As wise people who put faith into practice in daily life, let us do our best each day to stay safe and avoid accidents.

The year-end period in Japan tends to see a higher incidence of fires, traffic accidents and scams. Being complacent and arrogantly thinking, “I’ll be fine. Nothing will happen to me,” causes us to let down our guard.

Chanting strongly morning and evening, let’s take concrete action—such as conducting diligent safety checks and reminding one another to be careful—to defeat devilish functions and protect everyone around us.

Translated from the December 5, 2020 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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