The Daishonin teaches us, “One day of life is more valuable than all the treasures of the major world system." Let’s make today (this day) a day that is of the greatest value! The fuel in order to do so is, of course, our faith!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
The history of achieving Kosen Rufu is deeply imbedded in the Gakkai songs we sing together. Resonantly singing these songs of hope and glorious victory, let’s advance each and everyday towards success!
Taking a passive attitude in any situation, will never enable us to experience genuine joy. Let’s take the initiative and create the opportunity to open up a way! Once we strongly resolve to do something, it’s absolutely certain that our lives, and our environment, will surge forward with vibrant energy and joy.
The effectiveness of the Mystic Law is 100% guaranteed! Such was the conviction of President Makiguchi. As SGI leaders, let’s be in the very midst of our activities. And by offering sincere and genuine words of encouragement to those around us, let’s help everyone’s good fortune and benefit to blossom!
Full of confidence, let’s share this Buddhism that enables everyone to attain true happiness with as many people as we can. By being more determined than ever to fulfil the vow that we made for the sake of kosen-rufu, may our voices ring with courage and hope, inside our friends’ hearts!
Now’s the time to go visit our fellow members one by one, one after another, offering them words of encouragement and joy! When we get the chance to meet and talk face to face, both they and ourselves will surely feel invigorated and energised! With true enthusiasm, let’s put our thoughts into dynamic action!
Buddhism is based on the very highest form of common sense. Getting the right amount of sleep, doing the appropriate level of exercise and sensibly eating the right things, let’s strive to inculcate these measures into our daily flow of life so we can all live vibrantly!
The Daishonin encourages us, "Sick people will surely attain Buddhahood.” Becoming ill is an opportunity that deepens our faith and opens up opportunities to attaining the life state of Buddhahood. Let the power of daimoku, like the roar of a lion, pierce through! Never give up, never be defeated by the devil of sickness!
Our study of Buddhism is the backbone of our faith. By seriously making an effort to study the Gosho, we gain the wisdom that helps to open up our lives, at the same time the courage to introduce this Buddhism to others overflows. Let's all become people of wisdom by exerting ourselves in the two ways of practice and study.
“Profound respect for the people” is the most valuable “behaviour as a human being.” Based on the unshakable belief in both our own and others' inherent Buddha nature, the SGI’s movement of promoting dialogue is the surest force towards building a peaceful ideal society!
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