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Daily Encouragement

April 28

How incredible it is to chant this wonderful daimoku each day! Nichiren writes, "There is no greater happiness for human beings than chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. The sutra [Lotus Sutra] says, 'The people there [in my land] are happy and at ease'" (MW-1, 161). There is no joy, happiness and ease surpassing what we can attain through chanting daimoku. No matter how much you may pursue the things you love and skip gongyo to have a good time--all such fleeting, worldly pleasures pale beside the deep sense of satisfaction that comes from chanting daimoku.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[Selected from published guidance]