Skip to main content

Brief Guidances

Forging Ahead on the Great Path of Champions of Humanity and Life

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

[The Lotus Sutra] is superior to all other sutras. It is like the lion king, the monarch of all the creatures that run on the ground, and like the eagle, the king of all the creatures that fly in the sky.

“The Sutra of True Requital,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, pp. 929–30

My mentor, second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda, declared: “The Soka Gakkai is the king of the religious world!” As such, he entrusted us with the mission, especially in troubled times, of bringing hope to the people, courage to the youth and peace to society.

February, the birth month of Mr. Toda, is the Soka Gakkai’s traditional month of making renewed efforts to share Nichiren Buddhism with others. While encouraging one another, let’s continue forging ahead on the great path of champions of humanity and life. Let’s keep striving dauntlessly—“like the lion king and the eagle”—for the happiness of all people!

Translated from the February 10, 2021 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

Read more