Over the last few days the devilish forces have been rampant across the globe.
Everyone is trying to say they’ve had a worse experience than everyone else, their news is much worse than anyone else’s news, people are convicted for psychotic, despicable acts against their own children while concurrently, murderously deranged acts happen in Mumbai in India, for instance.
The SGI is a global organisation dedicated to the furtherance of peace and happiness for every person on the world. It uses the words and deeds of a 13th century Japanese Buddhist called Nichiren as inspiration to achieve these two goals. From small beginnings in 1930, it has grown under the courageous leadership of Toda and Daisaku Ikeda to it’s current size of over 10 million like-minded people in 192 countries.
Today, Sensei (Ikeda), says this:
“Guiseppe Mazzini (1805-72), a leader in the movement for Italian unity and independence, observed: ‘Great ideas create great peoples.’
The confusion caused by false ideas and doctrines has inflicted terrible damage on the people’s spirit, promoting widespread feelings of powerlessness and apathy on the one hand, and encouraging rampant prejudice and egotism on the other.
Our effort to ‘establish the correct teaching for the peace of the land‘ is a spiritual struggle to transform this bleak situation.
“In The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, Nichiren Daishonin states: ‘Generally speaking, the term ‘Thus Come One’ refers to all living beings. More specifically, it refers to the disciples and lay supporters of Nichiren’ (OTT, 124). A Thus Come One or Buddha is not some sort of supernatural being far removed from us. We, ordinary people, who uphold the Daishonin’s Buddhism, dedicated to the highest good, are Thus Come Ones or Buddhas.”
SGI Newsletter No. 7664, The Unlimited Power of the People, from the December 2008 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translated Nov. 25th, 2008