Daily Guiding Principles
 ー Written by Masami Saionji


External assistance can weaken a person. It is truly noble to encourage oneself with one's own hands, to never yield to anything, and to foster a spirit of courage. When offering assistance to others with good intentions, one must be extremely discerning. This is because if the assistance makes them lose their sense of independence, it can end up being counterproductive. It is important to understand that life can only be opened by one's own hands.


Even if you could escape from the circumstances given to you now, the same circumstances would chase after you again.
This is because, unless your own heart changes, the environment and circumstances in which a person lives do not change.
The environment and circumstances given to you now are indeed the world as you have long depicted in your own heart, the unfolding of the world exactly as you thought it would be.
Humans often think that the events happening around them are the responsibility of others, but this is not the case.
The events unfolding around you are all based on the thought vibrations you emit.
If your thought vibrations are always wonderfully bright, then the world around you must be filled with happiness and laughter.
If the thought vibrations you emit are dark and gloomy, then the atmosphere surrounding you will always be dark and unpleasant.
It is not that you change when your surroundings change, but rather, your surroundings change when you change. This is the principle.


You were reborn in this very moment.

You were reborn in this very moment.
Humans are reborn into a new self from moment to moment.
The person you are now is different from who you were just a few minutes ago.
With every moment, you progress and move forward.
And you are getting closer to the perfect love of God.
The mistakes of the past are not yours anymore.
They have already disappeared.
There's no need to be dragged down by old thoughts forever.


What is necessary is not merely accumulating knowledge, but how to act upon the knowledge acquired, as idle accumulation of knowledge leads to confusion within oneself.
Having knowledge of everything but lacking the power to act leads to all that knowledge becoming useless in the end.
Understanding deeply through knowledge and consequently acting upon it in this world will bring about wonderful results.

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