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Brief Guidances

Spreading the Positive Message of Nichiren Buddhism Will Create a New Age

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Even though one may resort to harsh words, if such words help the person to whom they are addressed, then they are worthy to be regarded as truthful words and gentle words. Similarly, though one may use gentle words, if they harm [mislead] the person to whom they are addressed, they are in fact deceptive words, harsh words.

“The Tripitaka Master Shan-wu-wei” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 178

Honest words that come from a place of deep compassion and care resonate deeply in people’s hearts. Lies and misrepresentations, however nicely worded, will eventually be exposed for what they are.

Sincere dialogue based on a common concern for the happiness and welfare of all people is the key to fostering true democracy.

Using our voices to spread Nichiren Buddhism’s message of peace and human dignity—our lion’s roar of truth and justice—is a powerful force for creating a new age. Let’s continue our dialogues with pride and confidence!

Translated from the October 16, 2021 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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