President Toda’s gaze was fixed solely on the happiness of all humanity. He was not looking to merely expand the religion. His state of life was far broader than that. I can still hear the words that he spoke so many years ago [on April 7, 1952]: “I will become the pillar of Japan” means the sovereign. “I will become the eyes of Japan” means the leader—the teacher—of the country. “I will become the great ship of Japan” means the parent. With just a millionth part of this spirit of Nichiren Daishonin, who possessed the three virtues of sovereign, teacher and parent, let us exert ourselves to bring happiness to the people of Japan.
Addressing the youth present, Mr. Toda conveyed his plan to realize kosen-rufu in Asia and the entire world. Everything began with the vow to lead all people to happiness. President Toda’s impassioned determination to achieve this has made the Soka Gakkai what it is today.
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