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11th March

HUMAN beings do not exist for the sake of religion. Instead, religion exists for the sake of human beings. Genuine religion is committed to the welfare and benefit of humanity, to contribute to society and to champion the cause of justice. Historically, too, we can see that when nations have advanced based on true Buddhist humanism, they have prospered; their culture flourished and peace blossomed.

TAKING your place as a member of society is a challenge; it is a struggle to survive. But wherever you are is exactly where you need to be, so you must strive there to the best of your ability. No matter what obstacles you face, it is crucial that you work on transforming the situation and realising victory where you are. This is the way of a votary of the Lotus Sutra.

UNDER any conditions, the key to achieving happiness lies in being confident that one will definitely not be defeated, that one will definitely win.

THROUGH taking faith in the Mystic Law, the seed of Buddhahood is planted in our beings. Nothing can bring greater joy or happiness than this. Our activities for kosen-rufu, our Buddhist practice, are what make those seeds grow larger day by day. Cultivating people's minds and planting the seeds of the Mystic Law there, we raise our own seed of Buddhahood into a great tree. I hope that your days will continue to be passed in this noble and joy-filled work of faith.

THE Gakkai spirit is the spirit to protect the Gohonzon, to pray to it, and to propagate faith. It is the spirit of shakubuku and the spirit of unlimited challenge towards kosen-rufu. It is the spirit not to retreat in the face of any difficulty.

NOTE: Visit for Nichiren Daishonin's gosho, The Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood.