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Transforming Our Community Into the Land of Eternally Tranquil Light

Words of Encouragement From Ikeda Sensei

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Such persons, who … put faith in the Lotus Sutra alone, and chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, will transform the three paths of earthly desires, karma and suffering into the three virtues of the Dharma body, wisdom and emancipation. The threefold contemplation and the three truths will immediately become manifest in their minds,[1] and the place where they live will become the Land of Eternally Tranquil Light.

“The Entity of the Mystic Law,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 420

This is a passage I studied with my fellow members in Kansai during the Osaka Campaign[2] of 1956. Faith in the Mystic Law enables us to transform every hardship into a springboard for attaining the life state of “the Buddha who is the entity of Myoho-renge-kyo” (WND-1, 420).

The power of the Gohonzon is limitless. The more we chant and engage in dialogue for the sake of the Law, the happiness of our friends and the betterment of society, the more we can change our karma. 

Together let’s joyfully expand our life state and accumulate boundless good fortune as we each strive to transform the place where we have chosen to fulfill our vow into the Land of Eternally Tranquil Light!

From the Jan. 24, 2023, issue of the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, Seikyo Shimbun. 

Feb. 17, 2023, World Tribune, p.3


  1. The “threefold contemplation” and the “three truths” here mean subjective wisdom and objective reality, respectively, and the expression that these “will immediately become manifest in their minds” represents the fusion of wisdom and reality. ↩︎
  2. Osaka Campaign: In May 1956, the Kansai members, uniting around a young Daisaku Ikeda, who had been dispatched by second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda, introduced 11,111 households to the Soka Gakkai. ↩︎

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