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Buddhism in Action for Peace
History & Philosophy
Stories and reflections on the Buddhist approach to life
Faith means making a hundred percent effort ourselves--in our daimoku and in our actions. When we practice in this way, the Buddhist gods will lend us their protection. We mustn't have a complacent, dependent attitude in faith, chanting haphazardly without definite goals and making only halfhearted efforts in the belief that we'll automatically be protected. Depth of determination and unshakable character are vital. Those possessing these qualities are second to none in faith.
[Selected from published guidance]