The Daishonin states, "More valuable than reason and documentary proof is the proof of actual fact."* At home, in society, wherever we are, let's show actual proof of victory and success by achieving the drama of our human revolution! It’s through witnessing such changes and improvements in our lives that others start putting their trust in us.
*Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain, WND 1, pg 599
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
When it comes to encouraging someone, the most important thing is to deeply and empathetically listen to what they have a problem about. When people feel that "there is someone who understands" it becomes a source of great reassurance and impetus to help them advance and eventually overcome their hardship.
The most significant victories are those that we win against our own limitations and boundaries. Let’s constantly review our goals and targets and passionately strive to achieve them! Let’s make every single day of our lives meaningful and victorious.
To all young educators who sincerely seek the happiness of our younger generation, the precious treasures of the future. Each day is a challenge, a battle for their sakes! Please chant strongly so that you can overflow with compassion! I hope that you yourselves can shine like the sun in their lives!
What is the driving force towards achieving kosen-rufu in our local community? It is our district planning meetings. For the sake of the prosperity and flourishing of our villages and towns and the happiness and victory of everyone in them, let’s advance by bringing together all of our wisdom!
It is most certain that Nichiren Daishonin is admiring the outstanding progress of the SGI which is precisely carrying out the Buddha's will and decree. Together with our fellow members all over the world, let's expand our hope-filled solidarity far and wide!
To all of those who are going to take the Buddhist Study Introductory Exam(to be held this Sunday in Japan), please rest assured that everything you learn (in this Buddhism) will form the foundation for a life of victory and success. Let's create our own personal history of study without any regrets!
If indeed you are youthful, live out your life with hope and never be defeated by any form of adversity! Advance boldly by constantly challenging yourself and persevering in your efforts!
Especially when we are really busy, let’s not forget those warm acts of consideration for the people in our immediate environment! Just a few heartfelt caring words can go a long way in giving birth to precious bonds of trust.
Let’s make a point of sticking to the ending times of meetings and other activities to plan things, by having value creative discussions with focused objectives. Let’s make our gatherings inspiring and encouraging so people can go back home feeling: “Yes, I’m going to try! I know I can do it!”