The important thing when raising people of ability is to take action alongside them, challenge study together with them and keep on giving them words of encouragement. Today again, let’s make our way to our friends’ side!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance with universal value and application
Let's set our sights on the goals we have set ourselves and put our best efforts into the realisation of them! It’s in the midst of such relentless efforts that we are able to experience both growth and advancement, as well as the construction of something new and unique!
Though we might find ourselves in the midst of a hectic life, let’s try to spare some time to read! Even five minutes of reading a day can go a long way. A person who is constantly investing time in learning is never deadlocked!
We practice a faith that enables us to overcome any and all obstacles. The Mystic Law is the absolute law (of the universe). With such unyielding conviction, let’s chant daimoku until we overcome the challenges that confront us now. All of our struggles to overcome our present hardships will definitely transform into priceless assets in our lives.
Those who can win over their shortfalls are without doubt the greatest victors of all! Better today than yesterday, more so tomorrow than today, let’s advance even if it is only just one step!
It’s by studying Buddhism together and talking over what we have learned with each other that we develop the prime point of our faith and practice. Let’s give the best possible encouragement we can to all of our Buddhist Study Introductory exam takers!
Let’s do gongyo and chant daimoku sonorously and vibrantly with the rhythm of a galloping white horse! Brimming with great life force, let's make a new start full of energy each and every day!
Only when we ourselves experience hardships, can we truly empathise with others’ sufferings. It's only then that we appreciate the greatness of our practice. The hardest circumstances are, in fact, the greatest opportunities to elevate and expand our state of life!
Let’s make every effort to find and acknowledge people who are sincerely working behind the scenes for us, and wholeheartedly applaud their actions! The thoughtful caring concern of a leader helps to manifest people’s true potential!
Let’s develop the ability to always challenge any kind of situation we find ourselves in, with a positive outlook. Never succumbing to any kind of set back and leading a life of human revolution is, in fact, the grand road to happiness and victory!