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6th February

THERE is no way of life as noble, happy, or supremely joyous as this, and it exists nowhere else but in the world of the SGI, an organisation dedicated to teaching others about the Mystic Law.

A personal awareness is very important. When we do something, we should do it whole-heartedly and on our own initiative, not dragging our feet and only taking action because someone has told us to. Personal awareness means a self-awakening. The deeper your own awareness, the more your horizons will expand, and the more profound your life will become.

A coward in the end will be miserable. Nichiren Daishonin said, "A coward cannot have any of his/her prayers answered." (MW 1, p246) No matter how much you may practise faith, if you are cowardly, then your prayers will not be answered. Even if you have the mighty sword (of the Lotus Sutra), unless you unsheathe it and wield it boldly, you will not be able to cut through anything.

THE stronger the opponents, the greater the merits we acquire at their defeat. The more difficulties we face, the closer we approach the state of achieving Buddhahood. I want you all to march forward with hearts aflame with bravery and courage and with the pride that we are creating a new future for humanity.

FAITH is the source of power which enables one to become rich at heart, rich in wisdom and lead a prosperous daily life, thereby contributing to the prosperity of one's community. Honour or fame in no way guarantees happiness. Neither does academic achievement or physical appearance. The greatest wealth lies in chanting daimoku.

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