JUST as a satellite precisely follows a fixed orbit in space, the practice of chanting daimoku and shakubuku will place one’s life on an eternal “orbit” of happiness. Therefore, for your own sake, please continue to travel the great path of faith with hope and courage.
There are people who look only immediate answer. Whether we rejoice or grieve depending on the circumstances, we will never improve, nor lead a life truly happy. The seed of a lasting happiness is enclosed in perseverance, in living with an outlook for the future.
The people of today all turn their backs upon what is right; to a person, they give allegiance to evil. This is the reason that the benevolent deities have abandoned the nation and departed together, that sages leave and do not return. And in their stead devils and demons come, and disasters and calamities occur.
(On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land. WND pg 7)
For Today and Tomorrow ~
Daily Encouragement By Daisaku Ikeda
Monday, February 2, 2015:
“Because life is long, you should not be impatient. What matters most is that you embrace the Gohonzon throughout your life. It is vitally important to continually challenge yourself to chant even a little more daimoku and to pray before the Gohonzon for the fulfillment of your desires.”
1987: SGI President Ikeda formally opens the World Peace Ikeda Auditorium, the first building designed and built specifically for SGI-USA activities.