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May You All Become “Experts in Happiness”!

Ikeda Sensei’s Encouragement for the Future Division

Translated from the June 1, 2021, issue of Boys and Girls Hope News, the Soka Gakkai’s monthly newspaper for the future division.

The happiness of children everywhere was the wish of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, the great founder of Soka education. June 6 this year marks the 150th anniversary of his birth.

The power to create happiness lies inside you. You possess the life force to keep growing, undefeated by even the most difficult situation. You possess the wisdom to transform even struggles into joy. And you possess the courage to challenge yourselves in studying and reading books, and to show appreciation for your parents. The way to tap that life force, wisdom and courage is to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.

Those who can help others become happy are genuine “experts in happiness.” May each of you without exception develop your capabilities to become just such an expert!

I am always praying earnestly for you, my young friends.

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