One of the fundamentals of Buddhism is to not inflict harm on anyone and to help free all people from suffering. Another is to bring joy to all people. This is the heart of the Buddha’s compassion.

Nichiren Buddhism exists to help each individual become happy and attain Buddhahood. The only way to demonstrate the greatness and validity of the Daishonin’s teachings is through the inner transformations of those who embrace it. “My mentor, Josei Toda, said:

One of the fundamentals of Buddhism is to not inflict harm on anyone and to help free all people from suffering. Another is to bring joy to all people. This is the heart of the Buddha’s compassion.

When these essential aims are forgotten, Buddhism loses its purpose and substance.”


From: SGI Newsletter No. 9425, THE WISDOM FOR CREATING HAPPINESS AND PEACE , Part 3: Kosen-rufu and World Peace, Chapter 18: 18.3 Enabling All Humanity to Attain Buddhahood, from the May 2016 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 19th July, 2016

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