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Lives Shining With Noble Brilliance

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

All the beings of the Ten Worlds … can attain Buddhahood in their present form. [This is an incomparably greater wonder than] fire being produced by a stone taken from the bottom of a river, or a lantern lighting up a place that has been dark for a hundred, a thousand, or ten thousand years.

“The One Essential Phrase,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 923

The lives of women who embrace the Mystic Law shine with noble brilliance. They can illuminate even the deepest suffering and the darkest caverns of despair without fail.

Carrying the light of happiness and peace of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth, you, the members of our women’s division Young White Lily Generation,[1] have appeared in this world at this time in accord with your vow for kosen-rufu. The greater the challenges you encounter, the greater the good fortune and benefit you can accumulate.

Today again, as you shine in your own unique way and strive to create value with youthful vitality, please continue spreading hope to your families, communities and societies!

From the March 29, 2021, issue of the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, the Seikyo Shimbun


  1. On June 10, 1951, second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda founded the women’s division and held its inaugural meeting at a French restaurant, where centerpieces of white lilies adorned the tables. The women shared with President Toda the joys of propagating Buddhism. The white lily has become a symbol of the women’s division and their vow to advance kosen-rufu alongside their mentor. Today, women’s division members in Japan under age 50 are referred to as the Young White Lily Generation. ↩︎

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