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10th May

FOR what purpose do we practice Nichiren Buddhism? It is to win in life. Victory is happiness; it brings joy. Defeat, on the other hand, is misery. No excuse can take away the wretchedness of defeat. That is why it is important to win in life and never be defeated. That is the purpose of faith.

NICHIREN DAISHONIN'S Buddhism enables us to reveal our highest intrinsic nature – that is, to fully reveal our own unique potential, to develop our character and to bring our true self to shine. To do this, we need life force. A strong life force will bring forth the most positive aspects of our personality.

COMPASSION is the very soul of Buddhism. To pray for others, making their problems our own; to embrace those who are suffering, becoming their greatest ally; to continue giving them our support and encouragement until they become truly happy – it is such humanistic actions that the Daishonin’s Buddhism lives and breathes.

SPIRITUAL freedom and independence, undaunted conviction and development without sentimentalism are the essence of Buddhism and faith. Hoping that others will think well of you or sympathise with you is sentimentality, a pettiness which has nothing to do with Buddhism.

LET’S find capable people. Let’s raise and protect them. That is the well-spring of eternal prosperity.

NOTE: Visit for Nichiren Daishonin's gosho, Letter to the Brothers.