The Daishonin always made the happiness of the people his top priority. If one’s actions are based on the Lotus Sutra, which teaches the enlightenment of all living beings, people inevitably become one’s primary focus.
President Toda once said: “When we take a broad perspective, we can see that such things as national polity and political power change from one age to the next according to the will of the people. If we allow ourselves to be distracted by things that are so inconstant and neglect to shine light on the people themselves, then the work of kosen-rufu—the task of transforming this strife-ridden society into a land of tranquil light—will definitely not be accomplished.” Mr. Toda had keen insight. Unless we continually focus on the people, kosen-rufu will not advance. Humanity will forever remain shrouded in darkness, caught in a vicious cycle of unhappiness and misery.
Let us bear this deeply in mind.
That is why the core of activities for kosen-rufu is making steady efforts to share the Daishonin’s teaching with one person after another. How great is this endeavor we are carrying out each day to create a wonderful and solid history!
This guidance is an abstract from 'The World of Nichiren Daishonin Writings' with universal value and application
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