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Daily Encouragement

January 12

In a passage of the "Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings," Nichiren observes, "When you bow to a mirror, the reflected image bows back" (Gosho Zenshu, p. 769). People who respect others are respected by others in turn. Those who are unstinting in their compassion and concern for others are also protected and supported by others. Our environment is essentially a reflection of ourselves.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[Selected from published guidance]