The Daishonin encourages us, “I entrust you with the propagation of Buddhism in your province." By chanting daimoku with perseverance and challenging ourselves without ever giving up, let's achieve a monumental victory for kosen-rufu in our local area where our noble mission is to be fulfiledl!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
The Daishonin states, "This is my vow, and I will never forsake it!” A “vow” only becomes a real one when it is indeed fulfilled. Let’s experience the glory of victory based on our resolute daimoku and vibrant actions!
Nichiren Daishonin states, "Only by defeating a powerful enemy can one prove one’s real strength." It’s when we have challenged great difficulties that our true capabilities and talents begin to appear. By constantly developing the type of momentum that is absolutely unstoppable, let’s advance on!
To "have faith" is to take action. The more we take action for kosen-rufu, the more we expand our circle of friendships and the more elevated our life condition becomes. Today, too, is the day to reach out to our friends with that uplifted energy and spirit we have!
It’s when we're facing difficulties that it’s important to try to stay cheerful and at the same time take bold action! By courageously pressing on with strong vigorous daimoku, we’re able to shift even an adverse wind into a fair one. Let’s create a drama that is full of challenges and inspiration!
As the Daishonin asserts, “But still I am not discouraged.” It’s through constantly standing up again and challenging ourselves over and over, without giving up, no matter what might happen, that we definitely can achieve our human revolution. Now, courageously with both confidence and pride, let's engage in dialogue for the cause of justice with as many people as we possibly can!
All of our reliable, trustworthy Men’s Division members! Your confident and sincere words, based on your own experiences of overcoming various kinds of hardships, helps to change everyone and everything into people and an environment that helps to assist our advancement. Now indeed is the time for you to reveal your true strength and power of faith!
The Daishonin reminds us, "It is better to live a single day with honour." There is no need to concern ourselves with showing off or dressing up. By dedicating our lives to kosen-rufu let’s leave behind a history which we can feel proud of.
It’s “unity” that gives us invincible strength! Let’s really put our best into encouraging our fellow members who are earnestly making an all out effort every day! By having a heart of appreciation for what people do and at the same time being respectful, we’re able to gain the momentum we need for advancing the kosen-rufu movement!
The Daishonin states, “I say all this solely for the sake of the nation, for the sake of the Law, for the sake of others.” Now, with pride, let's all strive together to realise the greatest ideal of "Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land" by engaging in dialogue, with as many people as we possibly can, so that we are able to enlarge the solidarity of good (and create a world of harmony and peaceful coexistence)!
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