Buddhism Day by Day: Encountering good friends when practicing it is the key to obtaining Buddhahood
“What Buddhism terms good friends are sincere, honest people without a trace of deceit who guide others toward the correct path, toward good. It also refers to people who lend their assistance or support to us so that can practice Buddhism with full assurance.
‘If you become close to a person I feel strong and secure,’ then your faith will naturally deepen, and you will develop bountiful wisdom. In carrying out this Buddhist practice, encountering good friends is the key to obtaining Buddhahood.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.