February is at last here! (Our proud month for especially introducing people to the practice.) Let the voice of courage be heard loud and clear, while making the firm determination to help everyone we meet become happy. Just as if we leap up and dance, let's build a solidarity of joy and happiness!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
Our faith and practice is the force to open up our future. No matter what happened in the past or what is going on right now, let’s start anew from this moment and from right where we are standing, with a fresh new spirit, always and forever! Together, let’s create a historic history!
Studying Nichiren Buddhism is like using a compass which points in the direction of victory. In the midst of striving for kosen-rufu, ones who engraves the Daishonin’s writings in their hearts are indomitable. Together with the gosho, let’s withstand any and every storm of hardship we face, and joyfully and composedly embark on an epic voyage of life!
The more we talk about this Buddhism with others, the more seeds of Buddhahood are planted in their hearts. By praising the dedicated efforts of each other, let’s joyfully expand the network of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth!
The Daishonin teaches us, "(The situation is like the joints in a piece of bamboo:) if one joint is ruptured, then all the joints will split.” It’s from the earnest all-out efforts of just one single person that a great history can unfold. Now, by summoning up more courage than ever, let’s move onwards and upwards!
The times are fervently and wholeheartedly seeking the teachings of Buddhism. Our spirit and attitude of striving sincerely in our faith and practice is what helps people to understand our movement and what we are trying to do. Let's build and expand our network of good!
What exactly is it that we’re living for? The bigger the goals and aspirations we have, decides the depth and impact our lives have. Let’s try to live out everyday joyfully, travelling down the road of our lives for the sake of realising the great ideal of kosen-rufu!
By devoting our lives to the mystic law, we’re able to unfold an indestructible diamond like life state that cannot be swayed by any difficulties we might encounter. Let’s strive together to establish a state of life imbued with the virtues of eternity, happiness, true self and purity!
Influenza is now rampant! Let’s be sure to always take the proper preventive measures such as washing our hands, gargling, wearing a mask, using a humidifier and drinking plenty of liquids. Let’s take care of ourselves and stay on top of our health!
All of our YWD members, who are holding their "Roman" general meetings, (inviting their friends and sharing this Buddhism with them, throughout Japan and around the world,) are heralding the spring of Soka. The Daishonin teaches us, “‘Joy' means that oneself and others together experience joy." Please spread the light of friendship and inspiration widely in society and into the future!
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