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3rd January

FAITH lies not in simply reciting the sutra. Nor does it lies in eloquence or being skilled at giving guidance. A genuine Buddhist is one who, no matter what happens, actively pursues the way of faith, practice and study as taught by Nichiren Daishonin, right to the very end - a person who continues striving earnestly for kosen-rufu. Such conduct is the very essence of the Nichiren Buddhism.

LET us give something to each person we meet – joy, courage, hope, assurance, or philosophy, wisdom, a vision for the future. Let us always give something.

HAVING the ability to advance, to press forward and make progress is proof of one's humanity. Even just one or two steps are sufficient. Even just one or two millimetres. The important thing is to be certain to advance each day. One who does so is a person of victory and a person of glory.

WE live in a stress-filled society. The definition of stress is "an external assault on one's mind". We must fight this attack. Can it not be said, then, that the best means to repel stress is to take positive and spontaneous actions? In this context, the action we take based on faith in the Gohonzon is action in line with the universal Law of life, revitalising and regenerating our lives.

LIFE'S true joy and happiness can only be savoured by those who live out the chosen path of their beliefs, no matter what others may say of them.

NOTE: Visit for Nichiren Daishonin's gosho, On Reprimanding Hachiman.