~by Daisaku Ikeda
The purpose of life is to attain happiness.
Happiness is something you have to feel inside.
It is something you have to build for yourself.
It is something that lives within you.
That is why the state of your inner realm, your life,
is so crucial to your being happy.
Happiness is not in some far off place.
Happiness exists within your own life.
It is within a single thought in your mind.
You yourself are the most precious of all.
You have no need to be envious of anyone
or to long for things far away.
Faith and one's single minded desire to achieve
Kosen Rufu (World Peace) are what makes
this self of yours shine its brightest,
and develop its highest potential.
They are what fill you with good fortune,
satisfaction and eternal joy.
This is the essence of true happiness.
A palace exists within your own life.
When you open that palace,
you can be happy wherever you are.