What “challenging through faith" means is that we always, first and foremost, chant daimoku. At the same time, it means that we make the firm decision that our mission is going to be the realisation of the happiness of both ourselves and others. Let’s all enjoy winning in this lifetime!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
Today again, let’s try to meet up with our friends and have a good ole chat. Through such efforts we can gain fresh new inspiration, expand our joy and feel a real sense of fulfilment. Let’s make this spring bloom with blossoms of happiness through our numerous conversations with others!
As a leader, let’s resolve "to exhaust the pains and trials of millions of kalpas!” Let’s not let the opportunity for victory slip us by. Hold steady at the crucial moment of the struggle. Be the courageous commander of commanders!
True wisdom lies among people who are in the heart and centre of our activities! In the voices and words of those who are making efforts on the forefront of our movement, we can find the key to ideas and the right course of action to help us become truly victorious! Kosen-rufu can only be achieved by our collective strength and united efforts.
We SGI members, who never allow ourselves to be defeated, serve as a model of inspiration for others, and a testament to the validity and strength of this Buddhist practice. Let’s reaffirm just how unique our circumstances and missions are as Bodhisattvas of the Earth, and then charge ahead with indomitable tenacity!
We can create maximum value in life within a very short period of time using this faith. This is the great joy of practising the Daishonin’s Buddhism! To the extent that we lead a busy life, let’s always remember to go back to the basic point of chanting daimoku resolutely and sincerely!
The Kosen-rufu movement advances through "dialogue" with other people. If we take action, our life condition becomes more elevated. If we share our beliefs with others, we can help more people to connect with Buddhism. By using our faith to take vibrant courageous action, let’s together accumulate the treasures of the heart!
The SGI will forever be victorious with the perfect unity of “many in body, united in mind”. Each and every one of you, as a leader for kosen-rufu, stand up by yourself, no matter what happens. Let’s establish an unshakable solidarity of humanism!
Let’s be absolutely clear about what it is that we aim to achieve, let’s chant daimoku with the strong resolution to achieve it, and then let’s take the necessary courageous action! Let’s be constantly challenging ourselves to break though our self-imposed limitations!
The Gosho say: "The lion king is said to advance three steps then gather himself to spring" No matter how small the task involved, let’s put our all into it and accomplish it well! The resolve to win no matter what, is what writes the chapters of a victorious history!