Daily Guiding Principles
 ー Written by Masami Saionji


Originally, no matter how much rubble is polished, it remains rubble and can never become a gemstone.
Only gemstones, when polished, become gemstones.
Humans are inherently children of God, and by refining both mind and body, they can certainly become divine.
They can reveal their radiant true hearts.
This is impossible for animals.


A person of timid spirit becomes easily angered by even a slight criticism. A serious-minded person finds it hard to forgive others for minor faults, and even when they try to forgive, they find it difficult to truly let go. Moreover, if the fault is their own, they will blame and judge themselves for life, never finding salvation. These are the typical traits of a small-minded good person. However, a great person has the capacity to forgive those who criticize them, those who betray them, and to accept everything with a good grace. It is desirable to become such a person.


Emptiness arises from a life without any purpose. Everyone desires to be useful for others, to devote themselves to others. However, in reality, most are far from that, being preoccupied with their own lives. Even if one works hard and manages to make their family happy, a sense of dissatisfaction, something unfulfilled, remains in a corner of their heart. That is emptiness. No matter how busy or how difficult the situation, there are countless ways to devote oneself to others. The greatest of these is to pray the "Prayers for the peace of each country."

※Prayers for the peace of each country : 

May peace Prevail on Earth.

May peace be in 〇〇(Country Name).

We use these words to pray for peace in the 193 member countries of the United Nations and all other regions of the world.

Through these prayers, the power and energy of our prayers are delivered to individual countries and regions in a concentrated manner.

We also pray for peace when we hear about an incident, accident, or conflict in a country or region in the news.


Even if you are suddenly struck by anxiety, breathlessness, or emptiness, there is no need for you to pay any mind to it. There's no need to fear, and resisting it is nonsense. Simply let it pass with an open heart, as if it were the fading image of the past. It's nothing more than the residue of past events passing through your mind for a moment. It's when you try to engage with it seriously and directly that things become overly complicated. Those who truly understand the 'Fading Away' Principle and the Prayer for the peace of the world are genuinely happy people.

Book「日々の指針(Daily Guiding Principles)」(日本語/Japanese) 西園寺 昌美 著