Misfortune comes from one’s mouth and ruins one, but fortune comes from one’s heart and makes one worthy of respect.

From “New Year’s Gosho” (WND-1, 1137)

 

ENGRAVING THE DAISHONIN'S WRITINGS IN OUR HEARTS: WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM SGI PRESIDENT IKEDA

 

(21) Our Hearts Are Wellsprings of Happiness

Our hearts, our minds, are wellsprings of happiness. A wise, thoughtful mind can create hope and spread unity. A strong mind can overcome obstacles. Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo each day and making efforts in practice and study enables us to develop that inner potential.

With our sunlike hearts of faith, let’s brightly illuminate our families, communities, and societies—brimming with invincible strength and always reaching out to others with sincere, inspiring, and encouraging words.

(Translated from the February 18, 2020, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai daily newspaper)