When we interact with others with true sincerity, the other person will often than not come to respect and value our own character. And this is all the more so when our actions are based on prayer.
Conversely, holding others in contempt only leads to being held in contempt oneself: one whose life is tainted by feelings of hate toward others will come to be reviled by others.
Let us open to the path to mutual respect and harmonious coexistence so as to bring an end to this vicious circle that has been part of human destiny.”
(Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the philosophy)