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Brief Guidances

Enjoying True Fulfillment and Boundless Joy

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Photo by Allen Zaki.

There is no true happiness other than upholding faith in the Lotus Sutra. This is what is meant by “peace and security in their present existence and good circumstances in future existences.”[1]

“Happiness in This World,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 681

All who embrace faith in the Mystic Law can cause their lives, which embody the principle of “three thousand realms in a single moment of life,” to shine brightly. They can freely bring forth the power of the Buddha and transform any negative karma without fail. They can attain an eternally indestructible life state of security and good fortune, and help others do the same. 

Our dialogues to share Nichiren Buddhism will steadily create a world where we and others can enjoy our lives at ease (see LSOC, 272). Vibrantly engaging in such efforts is a source of true fulfillment and boundless joy.

From the May 5, 2022, issue of the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, Seikyo Shimbun


  1. The Lotus Sutra and Its Opening and Closing Sutras, p. 136. ↩︎

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