“Encouragement ignites a flame of hope in people’s hearts. It awakens courage and draws forth the strength to break through limitations.

Encouragement is a wellspring of revitalization. It is the door to transformation and the great path to victory. It is the light of hope, the voice of courage, and the way to build the future.”

“The path to achieving kosen-rufu is long—continuing far into the distant future. The key to progressing on this path will always be one-on-one encouragement.

Based on the Buddhist spirit of encouragement, we of the SGI have produced an unending stream of people who are self-reliant, awakened to their mission, and strive to realize happiness for themselves and others—people who are working to create value and contribute to world peace.”

Daisaku Ikeda’s lecture on the Gosho ‘The Two Kinds of Faith’