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Taking Action With the Buddha’s Infinite Compassion

Words Of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

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Life is the foremost of all treasures. It is expounded that even the treasures of the entire major world system[1] cannot equal the value of one’s body and life. Even the treasures that fill the major world system are no substitute for life.

“The Gift of Rice,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 1125

Our admirable doctors division members are the Bodhisattvas Medicine King of Soka, committed to protecting people’s infinitely precious lives.The doctors division was established in Japan on Sept. 12, 1971, and Sept. 15 is celebrated as Doctors Division Day. I wish to express my deepest gratitude to these noble physicians who dedicate themselves to alleviating suffering and imparting ease with the same boundless compassion of the Buddha. 

We embrace the Mystic Law, which gives us the power to prolong our lives. And we have good friends who encourage us to never be defeated. 

Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo together and encouraging one another, let us vanquish the devil of illness. Let’s take good care of ourselves so that our lives, which are more valuable than all the treasures in the universe, shine their brightest day after day!

From the Sept. 14, 2022,  issue of the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, Seikyo Shimbun


  1. According to ancient Indian cosmology, one major world system comprises 1 billion worlds. There were thought to be countless world systems in the universe. ↩︎

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