I hope that young people live out their lives striving to fulfil their lofty ideals. It’s through struggling to accomplish such ideals that one can make unlimited development and growth. Continue to advance along the path of your belief!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance with universal value and application
Let's make every possible effort to visit those members who are unable to attend SGI meetings for various reasons and warmly encourage them. Listening to what they have to say about their problems is itself a noble compassionate action (as a Buddhist). Let's advance, together with them, even if it is just one step!
Our conversation with others, with a genuine and honest desire for their happiness, changes not only their lives but also our own. By acting with sincerity and integrity expressed through our care and concern, let's make every effort, each and everyday, to develop a heart-to-heart bond with one person, then another!
To all of those responsible for ensuring the success of our simultaneous broadcast meetings, thank you so much for your efforts in this cold weather! May the warmth of your smiles be a source of hope and comfort to all those people you meet and greet!
The place where we find ourselves right now is the very stage for us to carry out our human revolution! The moment we positively change our inner resolve our environment changes in a significant way. No matter what, let’s challenge to show actual proof of this practise!
When it comes to encouraging someone in need, responding speedily is vital. Acting with lightning speed, let's fly to a friend's side in their time of need, and wholeheartedly fill them with courage and hope!
The Daishonin encourages us, "Myō means to revive, that is, to return to life." Practising this Buddhism enables us to draw forth infinite life force. Let's single-mindedly chant daimoku and break through whatever obstacles we might be facing now! With the type of momentum as if we were reborn, let's make a fresh start towards a new era!
The SGI movement where people study a philosophy of respect for the sanctity of life and at the same time share it with others is indeed humanity’s great hope. Starting with our local community, let’s spread a light of peace into society!
Don't let time slip away. If we stand up and take action right when we need to, our life condition is dynamically elevated and boundless good fortune and benefit accumulates in our lives. Now is the time for us to take a great stride forwards.
Let’s offer words of warm, heartfelt encouragement to all of those who are about to take the Buddhist Introductory Exam! The type of memories of seniors in faith sincerely encouraging them and studying together with them often become the starting point for their dynamic development, which will shine throughout their lives.