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Brief Guidances

Dedicating Our Lives to the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

In Japan at present, some 2,210 years after the passing of the Thus Come One Shakyamuni, in the last of the five five-hundred-year periods after his passing, the hour has come for the widespread propagation of Myoho-renge-kyo. To understand this is to have an understanding of the time.

“The Teaching, Capacity, Time, and Country,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 51

The mentors and disciples of Soka have appeared in this world to realize Nichiren Daishonin’s great vow for kosen-rufu.

We are each a Bodhisattva of the Earth who has chosen to emerge at this specific time. When we awaken to the profound karmic connections and mission we share as a result, we cannot fail to bring forth power equal to that of the Buddha. We cannot fail to open the way for the widespread propagation of the Mystic Law.

Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with the deep awareness that the time for worldwide kosen-rufu has arrived, let’s continue to call forth many new fellow Bodhisattvas of the Earth to join us in our movement!

Translated from the October 2, 2019 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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