As a “leader” of kosen-rufu, be conscientious! At times be bold and daring! May your strong chanting be the key to your actions and the history you create a brilliant example for everyone to follow!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
The Daishonin encourages us to “believe continuously without ever regressing." By having faith like clear, pure, flowing water, Let’s all build a palace of unshakable happiness in our lives!
It’s our resolute spirit to challenge extreme hardships that enables us to unlock our potential and to fully manifest our inherent strengths and abilities. No matter what the difficulties we might be facing are, let’s never give up or give in! Let’s create the most exhilarating happiness in our lives!
Now is the month of youth! With a youthful spirit, let’s all try to have conversations which are full of hope and conviction with as many people as we can. Just as the Daishonin encourages us, let’s call forth the youthful Bodhisattvas of the Earth one by one, one after another, “two, three and even a hundred” of them.
Let’s try to spend some quality time with our children! Our honest creative efforts to make time to be with them, even if our daily schedule is indeed hectic, is what strengthens the bonds between us and our children. Let’s make some happy family memories together!
With sincere and caring hearts for others, let’s become the type of people whom others can feel, “When I see that person, I feel at ease." To lift our friend’s spirits is one of the noblest actions that we can take as a Buddhist.
To all those fulfilling vice leadership roles who support the victory of our districts, please know that your pivotal presence is what enables the advancement of kosen-rufu! We’re so grateful for the rich and valuable life experiences that you bring to the organisation along with your expertise in encouragement!
Particularly when we are tired there is more reason for us to make an effort to study the gosho even if it may be only a single sentence or phrase. By putting into action what we study of Nichiren Buddhism, we strengthen both our faith and life condition.
“Leaders” of kosen-rufu, patiently, with warm understanding hearts, listen to the words of their friends! Let’s become a light of happiness, and the sun of encouragement and inspiration!
“Good health” is the basis for happiness. It’s essential that we strive to make a habit of eating balanced meals and doing moderate exercise. By maintaining a rhythm of healthy living, let’s lead a life brimming with vitality each and every day!
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