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Brief Guidances

A Society That Shines With Respect for the Dignity of Life

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

Photo by Jonathan Wilson.

I say all this solely for the sake of the nation, for the sake of the Law, for the sake of others, not for my own sake.

“The Rationale for ‘On Establishing the Correct,’” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 164

Cherishing the same noble purpose as Nichiren Daishonin, we tirelessly engage in dialogue to realize the ideal of “establishing the correct teaching for the peace of the land.” This is our great pride. We are striving to build a society where the principle of respect for the dignity of life shines and all can lead happy, secure and hope-filled lives.

When we pray with a vow to achieve this, our lives brim with the same strength and wisdom as the Buddha. Let’s courageously and sincerely talk with others and cultivate understanding as we plant and nurture the seeds of Buddhahood in their hearts. Let’s also always support our dedicated fellow members, especially in times of hardship, sharing struggles and joys together.

From the March 25, 2023, issue of the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, Seikyo Shimbun. 

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