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Let’s Show Our Appreciation to All Our Dedicated Members

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

My followers are now able to accept and uphold the Lotus Sutra [Nam-myoho-renge-kyo] because of the strong ties they formed with it in their past existences. They are certain to obtain the fruit of Buddhahood in the future.

“The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 217

How incredibly profound and noble are the karmic ties that enable us to uphold the Mystic Law and strive on the front lines of kosen-rufu!

I wish to express my sincerest admiration and praise to all of you, our dedicated members everywhere—not least our men’s and women’s district leaders—who have taken responsibility for the happiness of those around you, warmly supporting your fellow members and contributing to your communities over the course of this challenging year.

Even if your efforts do not produce results immediately, remember you are “certain to obtain the fruit of Buddhahood in the future.” Let’s continue to forge ahead bravely together and create the causes for hope and victory again next year!

Translated from the December 29, 2020 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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