Transforming Everything into a Source of Happiness and Joy

Transforming Everything into a Source of Happiness and Joy

Selected Excerpts from Mrs Kaneko Ikeda’s 2019 Message to the Women and Young Women Divisions

I am delighted to be able to start It’s so wonderful that he was able to start this hope-filled Year of Soka Victory together with my dear fellow members around the world. I would especially like to express my gratitude to you, the noble members of the Women and Young Women Divisions, the suns of Soka, for your energetic endeavours.
Nichiren Daishonin encouraged the lay nun Ueno, the mother of Nanjo Tokimitsu, saying:

Neither the pure land nor hell exists outside oneself; both lie only within one’s own heart. Awakened to this, one is called a Buddha; deluded about it, one is called an ordinary person. The Lotus Sutra reveals this truth, and one who embraces the Lotus Sutra will realise that hell is itself the Land of Tranquil Light. (WND- 1, p. 456)

Nichiren Buddhism is a philosophy of hope enabling all people to awaken to their inherent Buddha nature and not be defeated by their karma or destiny, so that they can build a Land of Eternally Tranquil Light, a land of happiness and peace, in the real world.

Nichiren Buddhism is a philosophy of hope enabling all people to awaken to their inherent Buddha nature and not be defeated by their karma or destiny, so that they can build a Land of Eternally Tranquil Light, a land of happiness and peace, in the real world.

(Refer to SSA Times issue 601 for the full message)

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