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Brief Guidances

Accumulating Eternal Good Fortune and Benefit Day After Day

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Could your having taken pity on and made offerings to such a strange person be because you were my parent in a past existence, or could it be due to karma from a past lifetime? It is certainly no ordinary thing. Moreover, it is when the rain pours, the wind rages, and people try to hold one back that one’s resolve comes to the fore.

“Acknowledging Various Offerings” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 2, p. 757

Nichiren Daishonin is surely aware of all your prayers and efforts dedicated to kosen-rufu, even if others aren’t. Everything you do will be transformed into eternal good fortune and benefit. Nothing is more worthwhile than striving wholeheartedly in the realm of faith.

The Daishonin is doubtless praising each one of you immensely as you take on life’s challenges and work energetically to create a peaceful and prosperous world for all. Applauding one another on our efforts and achievements, let us strengthen and amplify the resolve for kosen-rufu we have cherished from the remote past. Let us guide our societies and all those with whom we share karmic connections toward happiness and peace.

Translated from the November 6, 2021 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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