The Daishonin teaches us, “In any event, the seeds of Buddhahood exist nowhere apart from the Lotus Sutra.." Cheerfully and in high spirits, let’s talk about the Mystic Law to others with great conviction! Herein lies the creation of happiness.
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
“I will be victorious, no matter what!" It's unwavering determination and strong decisive action, that unfolds new historic achievements. Based always on daimoku for the vow that we have made for the sake of kosen-rufu, let’s summon forth the type of courage that enables us to break through any and all walls of obstacles we may encounter!
Who decides what our limitations are is ourselves. Who then is it who can break through the walls of such limitations but ourselves. Its from the single-minded resolve that we set, right at this moment, that our future victories begin. May we forever be challengers with the spirit of “never ever give up!”
Kosen Rufu is a battle between the forces of the Buddha and the devilish functions of the universe. Let's never forget the spirit to refute beliefs that misguide people (to unhappiness and suffering!) There is nothing more powerful than words of truth spoken with confidence and conviction. I am counting on the youth of the SGI to take the lead in using the power of words!
The Daishonin encourages us, “Regard your service to your lord as the practice of the Lotus Sutra.” To my fellow members challenging themselves in their work situations, make a sincere earnest effort to do your best and be a “leader” that everyone looks up to and who leads by example!
"Having good friends is all the Buddhist way.” The SGI is a gathering of good influences. Having fellow members who we can respect and who help us to improve is the very driving force for our own growth and self development.
Being able to have a value creating day starts with the determination we make in the morning! By vigorously doing gongyo and chanting daimoku, let’s deepen our prayer for our shared vow for kosen-rufu, and joyfully advance towards our goal!
The Daishonin guides us in his writings, "Let us discuss the question at length." Our discussion meetings are directly connected to Nichiren Daishonin's spirit and are indeed springboards for our lives. Let’s all, young people/future division and guests included, advance joyfully together and win ‘gold medals’ for all the challenges we face in life!
For those members who are not able to attend meetings for various reasons, please try to offer them warm words of encouragement. “We respect and cherish each and every one of our fellow members." This is the very spirit of Soka. Let’s shed a light of hope in every corner!
In order to break through those thick walls of obstacles, we need tenacity and an indomitable spirit while continuing to take action with perseverance. Today, again, by chanting daimoku with unyielding determination, let’s take one step towards challenging our limitations!
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