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29th March

IN the realm of faith, there must be absolutely no discrimination on the basis of such things as academic background, titles or social status. The goal of Nichiren Buddhism is achieving kosen-rufu. We should advance in accordance with the instruction of the Daishonin. It is not people who boast high academic credentials or social position who are worthy of the greatest respect, but people who possess sincere faith.

EVERYTHING hinges on strong faith. Those whose faith is strong will be kept safe from harm by the protective forces of the universe. Strong faith means to possess unbeatable resolve, compassion, prudence, courage, wisdom and good fortune.

IN Buddhism, the most frightening thing is the destruction of the mind, the spirit. Such destruction not only ruins one's present life but destroys the jewel of life throughout the three existences of past, present and future.

HAPPINESS means to live with composure, enjoying every aspect of our lives, continually discovering hope and joy. Herein lies the purpose of our faith, as well as the ultimate purpose and ideal of life.

ALTHOUGH some may speak of "benefit" or "punishment", these things are ultimately determined by one's own practice. You know better than anyone whether you are feeling joy or pain, or suffering. No one else can tell you these things. A deep sense of happiness can be nowhere but within your own heart.

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