“I’ll get round to it sometime.” Such a weak attitude causes nothing but regression. It’s by taking action “right this very moment“ that opens up a path to development. Let's adorn our lives each and every day by putting forth our very best, minus any regrets!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
Neither be arrogant when things go smoothly in a favourable wind, nor daunted when winds of adversity blow, let’s maintain a resolute and persistent faith! Through practising this faith like a clear flowing stream flowers of indestructible happiness always blossom!
The Gosho states: "Illness gives rise to the resolve to attain the way." Difficult, trying times give us the perfect opportunity to change our karma. Let’s courageously challenge and defeat the “devil" of sickness!
Life is a battle against our own inner self. With powerful, sonorous chanting, make sure not to “slacken in your resolve," as the Gosho says, but pay full attention to the task that is right before you, strengthening “your faith day by day and month after month."*
Today, once again, let’s cheerfully and courageously go out into the midst of where others are! Through our gesture of friendship and by regularly visiting and warmly encouraging others, let’s build new bonds that help us to connect with each other!
Let's respect each and every individual and make a wholehearted effort to look out for and be concerned about their well-being. Herein lies the humanistic philosophy of the SGI. Just like Bodhisattva Never Disparaging did, let's engage in dialogue with others, and courageously and patiently share our beliefs in the forefront of our movement’s activities!
It's fresh new ideas and bold action that rocks an era. To all of our Youth Division members, the successors of kosen-rufu, take the lead in such a movement!
Faith is all about having courage. The courage to try to overcome our weaknesses and today, yet again, take a new step forwards to challenge ourselves! It’s through such continuous courageous efforts that we can elevate our life condition to the very highest level.
Leaders, please take the initiative and be in the very hive of our kosen-rufu activities! Brimming with our boundless strong life force, let’s spread the joy and vibrance of this faith throughout our districts and chapters.
The momentum for our expansion and development originates from our uplifting discussion meetings! Let’s bring our personal experiences of using this practice to life as we tell, with conviction, confidence and vibrance, how and what we have been through and learnt! Let's make these gatherings a place where people overflow with joy and a deepening sense of resolve!
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