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Brief Guidances

Uniting People for Peace and Happiness

Words Of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

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The world of bodhisattvas [refers to] those who remain among the ordinary mortals of the six paths of existence, thinking little of their own lives but much of the lives of others, aiming always to take evil upon themselves and to dole out good to other beings.

“Explaining the Causation of the Ten Worlds,”  The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 2, p. 201

Bodhisattvas are the treasures of their countries and treasures of the world.

Nobel Peace Laureate Linus Pauling (1901–94) held high hopes that our efforts based on the bodhisattva spirit would bridge divisions and unite people for peace and happiness.

None exemplify the altruistic bodhisattva spirit more than the dedicated members of our Community Department—especially the Housing Complex Division [in Japan]—who are making the most steady and invaluable contributions. I hope you will strive to build a magnificent realm of happiness, starting with your neighborhoods and communities, through acting with the compassion and courage of Buddhas.

From the June 18, 2022, issue of the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, Seikyo Shimbun

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