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Brief Guidances

Making the Triumphant Song of Soka Humanism Resound in Our Communities

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Danny Valez.

One who recites even one word or phrase of the Lotus Sutra and who speaks about it to another person is the emissary of Shakyamuni Buddha, lord of the teachings.

“The Pure and Far-Reaching Voice,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 331

How wonderful to have a philosophy for creating lasting happiness and peace that we can confidently share with others. In embodying and spreading the ultimate principle of respect for the dignity of life as emissaries of the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law, we of the Soka family serve as a guiding light for humankind. 

I wish to thank all of you, my dear friends, for achieving such magnificent dynamic progress this year. In the new year ahead, striving with the heart of a lion king and with the protective functions of the entire universe as our allies, let us make the triumphant song of Soka humanism resound in the places of our mission entrusted to us by the Daishonin!

From the Dec. 26, 2022, issue of the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, Seikyo Shimbun.

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