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6th January

IT is through the ordeal of facing hardships that we are able to firmly establish the indestructible self of Buddhahood in the depths of our lives.

WHETHER one will be happy or unhappy is decided by the philosophy, beliefs and religious faith one possesses. Fortunately, we have been able to embrace True Buddhism, the great Law for attaining enlightenment. We have a fountain of wisdom that can transform all into something yet more valuable. We know the route to happiness that encompasses past, present and future. We need only to advance along this great path with utmost confidence.

SURELY the true and most humane way for us to live is to advance just as we are, as ordinary people, basing our lives on Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and striving to improve ourselves little by little. Buddhism is the great Law that is open to all people; it does not make irrational or unreasonable demands.

OUR time in this world is short, it passes by in an instant. By whole-heartedly devoting ourselves to faith during this lifetime, we can attain the eternal state of Buddhahood. It is to our advantage, therefore, to exert ourselves in faith as much as possible now, while we still can. It sometimes happens that people become sick and then regret not having done more while they can.

TO have the courage to always keep pressing forward and be utterly committed to winning. To persevere right to the end, even in a pinch when the odds are stacked against you. To have the invincible spirit to press forward further still. When you give your all, victory is truly exhilarating.

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