Daily Guiding Principles
 ー Written by Masami Saionji


The source of all suffering lies within the mind of the individual. By avoiding all self-justification, abandoning one's egoistic thoughts, and looking at oneself correctly, the cause of that suffering will vividly rise to the surface of the mind. Once the cause is understood, there's no need to worry or regret. It fades away, and one can immerse oneself in prayers for world peace and be thankful to God. Then, surprisingly, the self that was once in so much pain will find an unbelievable sense of peace.


You must not fear living.

Nor should you feel anxious about being alive.

Even if the body is impaired, the heart is free.

Harbor expectations.

To live is to continually embrace a bright star of hope for the future.

You must never give up on anything.


All humans seek love. Likewise, all humans desire to be understood. There is nothing more painful than to be neither loved nor understood. When this goes on indefinitely, one might even lose the hope to live. Being loved and understood by others is thus the true joy and purpose of human life. To those who are currently feeling lonely and desolate, without being loved or understood by anyone, listen well. There is no need to grieve so much. God loves you more than anyone and understands you well. Eventually, a good understanding person will appear before you. God has granted this to you.


Those who love falsehood and despise the truth will naturally see their thoughts reflected in their own appearance and actions. Those with a kind heart have a good countenance, while those with an evil heart have a bad one. Every person shapes their own face through the accumulation of their daily thoughts.

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