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Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Wednesday, June 26, 2013:

This spirit of engaging others in dialogue on equal terms is the essence of Buddhism. Ordering people about in a high-handed, arrogant manner, shouting at them to do one's bidding is truly deplorable behavior. Such a world has no relation to Buddhism. Through dialogue Shakyamuni opened hearts that were closed, softened hearts that had grown hard and melted hearts that were frozen.

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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.