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Let’s Challenge Ourselves Again Today!

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Photo by Toshi Takahashi.

You surpass others in your resolve, and it is because of your devoted support that I have been able to survive. The heavens are certainly aware of this; the earth surely knows about it, too.

“Propagation by the Wise,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 753

We, the men of Soka, are the “golden pillars” of our movement. We seek no applause or recognition but resolutely support and protect the Soka Gakkai, our fellow members and all with whom we share a connection, like the hidden yet crucial pillars that hold up a castle. Nichiren Daishonin, the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law, is surely praising our sincere resolve. 

In these troubled times, let’s strive even harder to spread courage and conviction with the fearless heart of a lion king. We are walking the path to victory in life, proud in the knowledge that the heavens and earth are aware of our efforts. 

Let’s challenge ourselves again today!

From the April 7, 2022, issue of the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, Seikyo Shimbun

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