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You Are All Great Treasures

Toward a Hope-filled Future With the Daishonin’s Writings

Baltimore. Photo by Rob Hendry.

When praised, one does not consider one’s personal risk, and when criticized, one can recklessly cause one’s own ruin. Such is the way of common mortals.

“The True Aspect of All Phenomena,” WND-1, 385

Praising and commending others is the heart of the Lotus Sutra. Nichiren Daishonin’s writings overflow with warm words of praise for his disciples. 

The Soka Gakkai is a realm of unsurpassed trust and reassurance, where members encourage and applaud one another. We never overlook the dedicated, unseen efforts of those working hard behind the scenes under the compassionate gaze of the Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law. Everyone is a great treasure. 

In these times rife with hateful words that malign and diminish others, let us powerfully share and spread kind words that respect and uplift others! 

Let’s awaken the Buddha nature in all people’s lives!

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

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