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Brief Guidances

Set Clear Goals, Chant, Take Action and Win!

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

I have reported your sincerity to the Lotus Sutra [the Gohonzon]. There is no doubt that the ten demon daughters [guardian deities of Buddhism] will protect you without fail.

“Reply to Lay Priest Toki,” Gosho zenshu, new edition, p. 1343

For the sake of kosen-rufu!—with this sincere spirit of faith, we begin another year of creating unsurpassed value in our journey of life. This spirit enables us to progress daily in the fulfilling challenge of our human revolution in rhythm with the Mystic Law, like the steady movement of the planets.

Founding Soka Gakkai President Tsunesaburo Makiguchi urged: “Exert yourself bravely and vigorously! Buddhism means taking action; it means constantly striving.” This year again, let’s set clear goals, chant, take action and win, rallying the support of all Buddhas and heavenly deities!

Translated from the January 14, 2022 Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

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