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Brief Guidances

Always Moving Forward From This Moment On

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

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You should … strive in faith more than ever to receive the blessings of the Lotus Sutra. 

“A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 33

Our Soka youth around the world, braving the headwinds of the times, have made great dynamic progress this year. When we respond to life’s challenges, the power to create value wells forth. 

Nichiren Buddhism is the Buddhism of true cause, teaching us to always move forward from this moment on. In our founding month, let’s refresh our spirits and challenge ourselves anew, filled with ever greater delight because of our strong faith![1]

When young Bodhisattvas of the Earth advance, waves of hope ripple out. I hope you will all show ever more brilliant actual proof of the benefit of faith in your lives, your communities and your societies!

From the Nov. 11, 2022, issue of the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, Seikyo Shimbun

December 16, 2022, World Tribune, p. 3


  1. See “A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering,” WND-1, 33. ↩︎

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