Daily Encouragement

May 13

During our dialogue, Dr. Arnold Toynbee at one point told me that his motto was Laboremus, Latin for "Let's get to work!" Nichiren Buddhism focuses on the present and future; it is infused with the spirit, "Let's get started!" We practice for the sake of the present and future. It is important not to become trapped in the past; we have to put it behind us. The Buddhism of true cause is always based on the present moment; it is always "from this moment on."

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[Selected from published guidance]

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