What is it that needs doing, and by when? Setting specific goals and taking concrete action to accomplish them are essential in order to break down the walls of obstacles we face. Let’s all play out our personal dramas of challenging ourselves!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
Raising young successors is the key to building a solid foundation for ten thousand years of development and more to come. To all of those who are responsible for supporting our Future Division members, thank you all so much for your selfless dedication. I greatly trust and depend on you to look after these treasures of humanity.
Believing in each individual’s potential to the very end - this is what Buddhist humanism is all about! By earnestly chanting and sincerely encouraging our friends, let's help them to awaken their Buddha nature!
Just like the Gosho teaches us: "If you see a person who accepts and upholds this sutra, you should rise and greet him from afar, showing him the same respect you would a Buddha" Everyone is a precious, capable individual. Let’s always remember to praise each other and advance overflowing with joy!
Let's never be lazy or careless when it comes to taking the necessary steps to prevent a fire. For example, never overload electric circuits. And be careful about properly turning off the stove or other forms of heating when you are not around. Always remember, carelessness is our greatest enemy!
To our noble friends of the Mens Division who are working tirelessly to expand the solidarity of people in a new era! Burning with the passion for self improvement and betterment, today again, let’s advance with a youthful spirit! I hope that each of you becomes exemplary champions of faith and practice!
The SGI is a world where everyone helps to encourage each other. It’s voices of courage which are in turn voices of compassion, that enhance people’s powers of revitalisation. The Daishonin teaches us, "Joy means that oneself and others together experience joy." Let’s all try to lead life cheerfully, full of great joy and enthusiasm!
Within our very own lives, lies the potential to totally and utterly improve our circumstances. It’s only our weak faint hearted minds that holds us back. Armed with courage and conviction, let's break down that wall (that may seemingly be so difficult to overcome)!
What is it that we need to do right now? Our constant efforts to use our limited time effectively as possibly produces a sense of daily fulfilment. By using our wisdom, let’s achieve our time management revolution.
To our fellow members of the Agriculture and Fishery Division who are living in the vast expanse of nature. Your noble and strenuous efforts are a shining bright light for your communities. With all your abundant wisdom and perseverance, please build the ideal hometown!
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