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Brief Guidances

Strive as Unshakable Protagonists of Kosen-rufu!

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Those possessed by a great devil will, once they succeed in persuading a believer to recant, use that person as a means for making many others abandon their faith.

“The Workings of Brahma and Shakra,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 800

In this writing, Nichiren Daishonin calls on his young disciple Nanjo Tokimitsu to protect his fellow practitioners who are striving for kosen-rufu.

We mustn’t let negative influences disrupt our faith. When we see devilish functions for what they are, they will disperse. I hope each of you, as a protagonist of kosen-rufu, will stand as firm and unshaken as a rock.

The Soka Gakkai is a harmonious community of practitioners dedicated to truth and justice, directly connected to Nichiren Daishonin, the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law. Let’s warmly encourage and support our precious fellow members, advancing in solid unity of purpose with confidence, wisdom and optimism.

Translated from the September 3, 2021 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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