Let's boldly and resolutely challenge the “walls of limitations” that we ourselves have built! It’s the accumulation of such efforts to do so that helps us build a splendid personal history of accomplishing our human-revolution. Let’s advance with courage in our hearts!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
Our practice is for the present and the future. Everything begins from this moment onwards! It’s in the midst of striving hard right now and putting our very best into the present moment, that we’re able to create a life of glory, good fortune and success!
Aspire for the very best, for the very highest! Take action, starting from right where your feet are now! Clearly articulate your focus points of your daimoku and take one level-headed and at the same time powerful step in the direction you aspire to. Through such a practice, let’s adorn our life with good fortune, fulfilment and supreme happiness.
Collective effort by fresh new people is the very driving force for kosen-rufu’s advancement. Let's carefully look out for new capable individuals and give them all the support and encouragement we can so that they can make the best possible development and growth! This is the key to us being victorious.
The Daishonin encourages us, "I entrust you with the propagation of Buddhism in your province.”* By always trying to show our sincerity and integrity when we interact with others, let’s expand our bonds of trust with the people around us. Let’s determine to become the person who is entrusted with the happiness of everyone in our local community.
As "leaders" of kosen-rufu, let's all take the initiative in our activities and complete this February, the traditional month for our expansion and development, by achieving the greatest results ever! "We will certainly be victorious, no matter what!" Such a strong and decisive determination like this is what opens up paths to a glorious history of our movement.
Trust is the most valuable asset that we can ever develop in life. To all of our young friends, no matter what kind of position or situation you might be in right now, may I encourage you to seriously take on every challenge and task by putting forth your very best.
Our discussion meetings are like an oasis in the local community. Giving hope to that friend, giving courage to this friend! Together let’s engage in joyful, exuberant dialogues!
The magnificent power of the Mystic Law blossoms vibrantly wherever strong bonds of friendship and unity exist! Let’s make great strides ahead overflowing with benefits resulting from our single-minded efforts to achieve kosen-rufu!
Every time we use somebody’s home for a meeting, let’s be sure to sincerely express our appreciation to their family members for their kindness. At the same time, it’s vital that we are courteous, considerate of and friendly to the neighbours. Let’s together make every possible effort to protect and support the treasure castles for kosen-rufu of our local community!