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30th August

LIFE passes quickly. If you waste your time in hesitation, complaining or criticizing others, or if you yield to your own lazy nature, before you know it, your youth will have passed you by. Each and every day is very important. It is my hope that you will spend a fulfilled life.

THERE is a Russian proverb which said: “It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.” Likewise, one’s happiness or unhappiness is entirely the reflection of the balance of good and bad causes accumulated in one’s life. No one can blame others for his misfortunes. In the world of faith, it is necessary to realize this all the more clearly.

BOTH Buddhism and life are a battle between victory and defeat. Do we win or lose? Will we be happy or sad? Those who make sincere and diligent efforts always win. They will shine with victory and happiness.

CHANTING daimoku earnestly, with strong determination, provides the impetus to fundamentally transform our state of life. By breaking through our own limits and obstacles with daimoku and courageous action, we gain access to a higher state of life. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo extends across the entire universe. Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism enables us to transform ourselves and develop an expansive state of life that encompasses the entire universe.

AS long as he lived, founding President Tsunesaburo Makiguchi continued to increase his circle of comrades in faith and develop his state of life limitlessly by taking action for kosen-rufu, chanting daimoku, and writing and speaking to spread the Law. This ceaseless dedication is the way of life of Buddhism; it is the way of life of Soka.

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