Life is here for us to be victorious in. This faith is here in order for us to be victorious. Since we are fortunate to have this life, let's strive to make each and every day one of no regrets! Let’s adorn our life's journal with a splendid history of challenges that we undertook.
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
Kosen-rufu means to spread waves of encouragement around us. Let's be a positive and encouraging presence in our friends' lives through genuine and heartfelt caring words and our sincere wish and chanting for their happiness!
Now is the time to build, to do new things! I hope that all “leaders” will be right on the forefront of our activities and full of enthusiasm. By making every possible effort to talk to our fellow members and inspire them with warm encouragement, let’s take the initiative and create a new wave.
All of our SGI gatherings are "the" places where this philosophy for happiness and prosperity can be shared with the local community! Let’s, therefore, invite as many of the local people and our friends as possible to come and participate in conversations that will inspire hope in one and all!
Let’s always try to be prepared for any natural disasters. Let’s also remind, once in a while, those senior citizens who might be living on their own. Such caring bonds within our local community are imperative.
Let's help all those members who are going to take our Buddhist Study Introductory Exams and give them our utmost support and encouragement.Capable individuals, who are never defeated, are fostered through the sincere efforts we make to talk, study and take action with them.
Let’s not waste any time at all when it comes to reporting about a particular situation or encouraging a friend in need. The speed of our response is a reflection of our sense of responsibility and sincerity.
The Gosho says: "Regard your service to your lord as the practice of the Lotus Sutra."* Our workplace, where we each have a very unique role to play, is the very place in which we can truly train ourselves as human beings. Let's succeed through sincerity and effort.
Our deepest appreciation and gratitude to the Young Mrs. Division members who strive so hard to do their utmost both at home and in the local community! I hope that you always stay in the very best of health and all together, let's traverse the great path of happiness!
By trying out new innovations let's create new developments! The challenge to change our lives by unceasingly improving ourselves is the very heart of Buddhism.