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15th January

WHEN we dwell in the world of the Mystic Law, the sun of hope continually rises in our hearts and we experience a new dawning of life at each moment. Kosen-rufu is an activity for the purpose of building a glorious land where shines the sun of eternal peace. It is a battle to rid the world of misery and unhappiness, and call forth the dawn of happiness and security.

OUR daily life is a constant struggle to break through deadlocks. Yet, no matter what may happen to us, there is no need to become pessimistic. Viewed from a more profound perspective, every problem is a test of our faith; it provides us with an opportunity, and a turning point, to increase our happiness and further advance towards attaining Buddhahood.

A mirror that is tarnished or dirty will not reflect anything. It must be polished. Chanting daimoku with faith in the Gohonzon is the act whereby we polish the mirror of our life. The Daishonin established the Gohonzon solely so that people could polish their lives and powerfully manifest the Gohonzon existing within.

WINNING is not a matter of form or appearances. It has nothing to do with vanity. Nor is it a matter of simply navigating one's way smoothly through an organisation that has already been created. Victory in life ultimately hinges on whether one has truly strived, whether one has truly advanced.

A struggle means making strenuous, painstaking efforts behind the scenes, always being the first to take action on all fronts, always thinking ahead and being well prepared in advance, in order to open a sure path to victory.

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