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Daily Encouragement

January 10

Buddhism is reason. It is vital, therefore, that our lives and our activities in society also accord with reason. Please manifest the principle of "faith equals daily life," so that you will be trusted, respected and emulated by others. Bringing fragrant flowers of trust and humanism to bloom throughout society is one of the goals of Buddhism. To do things that others find strange and unnatural, that run counter to common sense--such actions go against the basic tenets of Buddhism and amount to slander of the Law.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[Selected from published guidance]