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To My Friends

Happiness is not just a word. It is not found in objects, nor is it determined by wealth, social status, or celebrity. The key, first of all, is to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. When we do so, we will feel an upsurge of life force. To feel joy in the depths of our lives, no matter what happens, to take delight in each moment of each day as we converse with friends and chant to our heart’s content—these are examples of genuine happiness.

From The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, part 1, revised edition, p. 32

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