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Message from the International Spiritual Training Center

Wherever You May Be, the Truth Is One

Mr. Guilherme Campos, Brazil

“It has been 18 years since I was first introduced to Seicho-No-Ie. Every day I practice Shinsokan Meditation and Ancestor Memorial Service with my wife, whom I met through Seicho-No-Ie. My family is wonderful. Both my parents are believers of Seicho-No-Ie.

“Recently, I participated from Brazil in the International Spiritual Training Seminar with my wife. I had learned that the next International Spiritual Training Seminar would be held in Chicago from September 16. We planned to travel to the U.S.A. from September 12. Since this year marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11, the media was reporting all day about the police security measures and anti-terrorist preparations there. This was going to be my wife’s first trip abroad and she was very worried. I thought, however, “Especially in times like this, we need to see the bright side of things. God will certainly protect and guide my wife and me,” and I decided to go.

“We arrived in New York safely and went to the Ground Zero and offered the Prayer for World Peace and blessings to all those who were killed in that incident. We subsequently participated in the 53rd International Spiritual Training Seminar.

“What impressed me the most at the Seminar was the testimonial of a person: she could not forgive her father, who left her after his divorce from her mother but she was finally able to muster gratitude to him after practicing deeds of gratitude many times. I learned that it is important to reconcile with one’s parents, regardless of what may have happened in the past.

“At this Spiritual Training Seminar, I realized that no matter where we may be, we can become happy by studying and practicing the Seicho-No-Ie teaching. I was also deeply moved by the fact that even though the ceremonies and rituals may be held slightly differently in Brazil, the U.S.A. Japan, and elsewhere, the truth is one and the same.

“After we returned from the Spiritual Training Seminar, we moved into a new house. We found a small Seicho-No-Ie center in the neighborhood. A gathering is held once every day during the daytime. We are planning to hold a gathering in the evening as well, so that people who have to work during the day can attend.

“I am proud to be a Seicho-No-Ie follower. I am grateful that I can share this teaching with all of you.”