Daily Encouragement

May 9

Buddhism is concerned with the essential nature of humanity. Buddhism is not found somewhere else separate from such beautiful expressions of humanity as appreciation toward one's mother and courtesy to others. As Nichiren teaches in the Gosho, "behavior as a human being" that perfectly accords with reason is what constitutes the heart of Buddhism. Therefore, our world of faith must be a gathering that is full of affection and heartfelt consideration.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[Selected from published guidance]

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