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Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, May 11, 2013:

The Daishonin urges us to earnestly chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, even just once or twice, stressing that if we do so we will definitely attain enlightenment. Now some might immediately think, "All right! I'll just put faith aside and take it easy, then embrace faith seriously a year before I die." But the Daishonin's words in this instance are meant to spur his followers to devote greater efforts to their Buddhist practice, emphasizing the beneficial power of chanting even a single daimoku. The correct way to read the Gosho is to always interpret the Daishonin's words from the standpoint of strengthening our faith.

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These excerpts are from "For Today and Tomorrow," a book of daily inspirationals by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. This book is available for purchase at our Online Bookstore or your local SGI-USA Community Center bookstore.