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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