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Brief Guidances

Be People of Wisdom Whose Behavior Shines!

Puerto Rico. Photo by Sammy Goire Baez.

This life is like a dream. One cannot be sure that one will live until tomorrow. However wretched a beggar you might become, never disgrace the Lotus Sutra. Since it will be the same in any event, do not betray grief. Just as you have written in your letter, you must act and speak without the least servility. If you try to curry favor, the situation will only worsen.

“A Warning against Begrudging One’s Fief,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 824

Those who steadfastly uphold the Mystic Law whatever happens will never be defeated. They will transform and break through any adverse situation they encounter in their jobs or workplaces. The admirable members of the Soka Gakkai’s business professionals department[1] are modern-day Heroes of the World[2] who have shown actual proof of “faith for absolute victory.”[3]

If we carry through with our vow as Bodhisattvas of the Earth with dignity and resolve, never lamenting or complaining, just as Nichiren Daishonin teaches, all Buddhas and bodhisattvas throughout the ten directions and three existences will staunchly protect us.

Be people of wisdom who win and shine through their behavior!

From the Oct. 19, 2023, issue of the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, Seikyo Shimbun.

December 15, 2023, World Tribune, p. 3


  1. Oct. 24 is the Day of Business Professionals Department. ↩︎
  2. Hero of the World is one of the titles of the Buddha. ↩︎
  3. “Faith for absolute victory” is one of the five eternal guidelines of the Soka Gakkai. ↩︎

A Bright and Beautiful Future Awaits the Valiant

Soka Gakkai Commemorative Day on Nov. 15