In The Orally Transmitted Teachings, Nichiren Daishonin states, “Difficulties will arise, and these are to be looked on as “peaceful” practices.”(*) Hardships are golden opportunities for growth. Let’s courageously chant daimoku and cultivate a rich life condition! (*)”Chapter Fourteen: Peaceful Practices: Five important points–Point One, concerning the ‘Peaceful Practices’ chapter,” OTT, p.115 “The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings says: Concerning the ‘peaceful’ practices of the Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law and the practices carried out by Nichiren and his followers now in the Latter Day of the Law, you should understand that, when one practices the Lotus SutraRead more
Be careful to not catch cold or succumb to influenza. Rigorously observe preventative measures such as wearing masks(*), washing our hands and gargling. Let’s advance with cheerful enthusiasm, with good health our priority.(*)In Japan and some other densely populated countries, it is a social etiquette to wear a mask when one has a cold or flu to prevent spreading the virus. It is also worn to prevent catching colds or the flu.
Leaders, let’s go meet our fellow members. When we engage in face-to-face dialogue, our hearts will resonate and we can help people develop. Wisdom and strength are found in the forefront of the organization.
No prayer will go unanswered and all good fortune will be bestowed.(*) With powerful faith and practice, we can unleash the unlimited powers of the Buddha and the Law. Let’s help friends join our solidarity of happiness!(*)This comes from a commentary by Nichikan Shonin on “The True Object of Worship.: “If you have faith in this Gohonzon and chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo even for a short while, no prayer will go unanswered, no offense will remain unforgiven, all good fortune will be bestowed, and all righteousness proven.”
“Diligently polish your mirror night and day.”(*) Every day is a win-or-lose battle. Let’s continue to assiduously chant daimoku and create treasures of the heart! (*)”On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime,” WND I, p. 4 “Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.”
The indomitable Bodhisattvas of the Earth continuously dedicate their lives for the sake of others while fighting to surmount their personal hardships. The brilliant light of happiness shines in the lives of those who are striving to fulfill a great vow.
Let’s foster our juniors and new members into individuals more capable than ourselves. A leader’s earnest attitude and heartfelt encouragement will expand our joyful solidarity!
Behind one person’s victory are the prayers and the unseen, heartfelt support of countless fellow members. Let’s forever extend these beautiful human connections into our communities and society.
“The daimoku of the Lotus Sutra is like the roar of a lion.”(*) Manifest powerful life force with ceaseless gongyo and daimoku! Glory and success are achieved by continuing the basics (of practice). (*)”Chapter Twenty: The Bodhisattva Never Disparaging,” The Orally Transmitted Teachings, p. 152
Where you are right now is the “stage” of your human revolution. Let’s shine like the sun, creating trust in our communities, at our workplace and in our homes. This is what it means to put into practice the principle of “Buddhism equals society.”