Daily Encouragement

January 24

We use our voices not only to chant daimoku but to guide, encourage and introduce others to Nichiren Buddhism. Our voice, therefore, is very important. An angry voice, a coarse voice, a cold voice, an imperious voice--none of these will communicate how wonderful Nichiren Buddhism is. I would like you to be humanistic leaders who can encourage others with bright warm voices, so that they will say, "What a lovely voice!" and "I'm always so inspired when I hear you speak." Becoming this kind of leader is one actual proof of your human revolution.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[Selected from published guidance]

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