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11th November

IT is crucial to actively foster and develop new people and to allow them to play a full and active role. Seniors must not hold back their juniors.

THIS life is short; from the standpoint of eternity, it is but a moment. But by maintaining a steadfast practice throughout this existence we can firmly establish Buddhahood as the basic tendency of our life. Then we can continue to enjoy the state of life of the Buddha eternally. That is why it is so important that we practise whole-heartedly in the present.

PEOPLE do not grow when their environment is too comfortable, when they are not challenged. It is in the very midst of suffering and hardship that character is formed. Once we have decided to accomplish something, we must see it through to the end. A certain amount of problems and difficulties is only to be expected.

HOW do you see others? In most cases, your vision of others is a mirror that reflects your own mind just as it is. If, for example, you are a greedy, covetous sort, you will not be able to perceive others' sincerity. Even honesty will appear dwarfed because of your enormous greed. It is not that others lack integrity. It is that you are too greedy.

BEFORE worrying or doubting, a person of true faith will carry out the practice of gongyo. Remember that it is the road to and root of all solutions.

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