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Brief Guidances

Starting Each Day With Fresh, Vibrant Prayer

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

[Shakyamuni, Many Treasures Buddha, the innumerable Buddhas and bodhisattvas, and all heavenly deities] will as a shadow follows a form, guard anyone who has firm faith in this Lotus Sutra [Nam-myoho-renge-kyo] and who remains at all times stalwart and unwavering in that faith.

“The Four Virtues and the Four Debts of Gratitude,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 2, p. 638

All Buddhas and heavenly deities throughout the universe will safeguard those who chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with strong faith. Supportive functions will appear without fail and move everything in a positive direction.

Therefore, start each day with fresh, vibrant prayer. Chant with focus, determined to create the greatest possible value again today. The power of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo even once is immeasurable.

To all our young friends who have entered the workforce[1] and are striving hard—forge ahead dynamically in your youth together with the Mystic Law! Get off to a running start!

Translated from the April 7, 2021 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.


  1. In Japan, the spring month of April is the start of the new school year and also the fiscal year. It is the season when many new high school and university graduates officially join the workforce. ↩︎

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