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Brief Guidances

Illuminating the World With the Light of Buddhist Humanism

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

If I, Nichiren, had not appeared in this country of Japan, then the golden words of the Buddha would have seemed to be false, the testimony of their accuracy by Many Treasures Buddha would have been meaningless, and the words of the Buddhas of the ten directions would have been a lie.

“Regarding an Unlined Robe,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 2, p. 600

Nichiren Daishonin proved the validity of the Lotus Sutra through his selfless struggle to spread the Mystic Law while enduring persecution. As practitioners directly connected to him, we, the members of the Soka Gakkai, have overcome all kinds of hardship to actualize his vision of “establishing the correct teaching for the peace of the land” and worldwide kosen-rufu depicted in his writings. This is a source of great pride.

The compassionate spirit of Nichiren Buddhism shines ever brighter in times of adversity. The Soka Gakkai, the organization carrying out the Buddha’s intent, appeared in the world in an age of crisis for humankind.

Let’s strive to dispel the darkness of uncertainty and division and create a global society where all people can live in peace and harmony.

Translated from the July 22, 2021 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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