Nichiren Daishonin states,
“The fundamental nature of enlightenment
manifests itself as Brahma and Shakra.”(*)
Our prayers and engagement with others (dialogues)
will build a citadel of peace in our hearts.
Let’s advance forth toward the abolition
of nuclear weapons!

(*) “The Treatment of Illness,” WND 1, 1112

NOTE: Brahma and Shakra are two deities of ancient Indian mythology. In Buddhism, they are said to have the role of protecting and watching over the world as leaders of the heavenly deities, the protective forces of the universe.

Tentative translation of “Words of the Week” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.