Daily Guidance

TO MY FRIENDS —
When we face great hardship,
let’s strive to stand up
with even stronger faith!
Our Buddhist practice enables us to
change poison into medicine.*
Let’s advance patiently and steadily
from “now” into “the future”!

* The ability to transform adversity into something positive or a source of growth by virtue of the power of the Mystic Law.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
— DAILY GOSHO —
“All rivers flow into the sea, but does the sea turn back their waters? The currents of hardship pour into the sea of the Lotus Sutra and rush against its votary. The river is not rejected by the ocean; nor does the votary reject suffering.”
(“A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering”, WND-I page 33)

Daily Inspiration

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“The value of religion is measured by what it brings people. A religion truly concerned with people’s happiness brings them courage, hope and wisdom, fortifies their spirits and enables them to free themselves from the chains of suffering.”The New Human Revolution, Volume 30, Launching Out 64, translation released January 2020

Today’s inspiration

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Just as plants that sink their roots deep into the earth grow and flourish, forming deep rooted friendships with people everywhere is the way to create rich, ever-expanding green fields of peace.”

The New Human Revolution, Volume 30, Launching Out 58, translation released January 2020

Guidance

WORDS OF THE WEEK —
The Daishonin asserts,
“(Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like the roar of a lion.)
What sickness can therefore be an obstacle?”*
Let’s chant the Mystic Law
with a resonate lion’s roar
and do our utmost to stay healthy and safe each and every day!
Let’s do so by constantly encouraging
one another!

Daily Encouragement

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“We are not studying the teachings of Nichiren Buddhism to become professional Buddhist scholars. I wish to reaffirm that the purpose of our Buddhist study is to deepen our faith, attain Buddhahood in this lifetime and advance kosen-rufu.”

The New Human Revolution, Volume 30, Launching Out 51, translation released January 2020

Today’s inspiration

DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“As long as we continue to strive with solemn devotion to faith, as long as we continue working courageously to spread Nichiren Buddhism with the aim of realising kosen-rufu, the Soka Gakkai will endure forever.”The New Human Revolution, Volume 30, Launching Out 49, translation released January 2020

Daily Guidance

Monday, July 20th, 2020
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.”

(On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime – WND, Vol. 1, page 4)
Selection Source: “Kyo no Hosshin,” Seikyo Newspaper, July 20th, 2020

Guidance

TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s scale the mountain right in front of us!
“What will be manifested in the future”*
is determined by 
“the causes that exist in the present.”*
Aiming at the very top 
of the mountain of victory,
let’s advance each and every day 
with no regrets!

* “If you want to understand the causes that existed in the past, look at the results as they are manifested in the present.  And if you want to understand what results will be manifested in the future, look at the causes that exist in the present.”
(“The Opening of the Eyes”, WND-l page 279)

Inspiration

Saturday, July 11th 2020
— TO MY FRIENDS —
The Daishonin teaches us,
“Even a feeble person will not stumble 
if those supporting him are strong.”*
By understanding our friends’ problems 
and trying to be there for them,
let’s expand the bonds of encouragement 
with the people around us!
Together with each other, 
let’s lead victorious lives!

Saturday, July 11th 2020
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Although the sun and moon should fall to the ground and Mount Sumeru crumble, there can be no doubt that this woman will attain Buddhahood.”

(Reply to Matsuno 
– WND, Vol. 2, page 752)
Selection Source: “Gosho Cafe,” 
Seikyo Newspaper, July 11th 2020

Guidance

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
— TO MY FRIENDS —
To our friends who are fighting storms of ordeals and challenges,
let’s together encourage them to be brave!
Let’s send them our strong wholehearted daimoku!This Buddhist faith we practice enables us to overcome absolutely any and all hardships!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
— DAILY GOSHO —
“ I am praying that, no matter how troubled the times may become, the Lotus Sutra and the ten demon daughters will protect all of you, praying as earnestly as though to produce fire from damp wood, or to obtain water from parched ground.”

(On Rebuking Slander of the Law and Eradicating Sins – WND, Vol. 1, page 444)