Nichiren Daishonin states, “A hundred years of practice in the Land of Perfect Bliss cannot compare to the benefit gained from one day’s practice in the impure world.”(*) Let’s resolutely challenge our difficulties! The greater the hardships we face, the more our lives will shine with boundless benefits! (*)”On Repaying Debts of Gratitude,” WND 1, p. 736
The wellspring of hope and happiness is earnest and sincere gongyo and daimoku. Let’s sonorously chant the Mystic Law with the resounding rhythm of a white horse galloping across the heavens! Let’s advance, brimming with vibrant life force!
Let’s advance together with those taking the entrance level study examination on Nichiren Buddhism! Nichiren Daishonin states, “Teach others to the best of your ability, even if it is only a single sentence or phrase.”(*) Let’s joyfully study and engage in conversation about our unsurpassed life philosophy! (*)”The True Aspect of All Phenomena,” WND I, p. 386.
Nichiren Daishonin states, ”Even a feeble person will not stumble if those supporting him are strong.”(*) Let’s wholeheartedly encourage and extend our empathy and understanding to friends who are under pressure from a hectic schedule due to their jobs, child-rearing or having to provide nursing care to family members. (*)”Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain,” WND 1, p. 598
The causes we make in the present determine the results we reap in the future. Let’s charge forth with courage! Making a determination means taking action, and taking action itself is a source of joy!
Let’s respond with lightning speed when we receive reports or requests for guidance and advice from our fellow members. How swiftly we take action reveals our sincerity and sense of responsibility. Be leaders who radiate trust!
A single word, spoken with conviction, surpasses one million words of empty theory. It’s time for our discussion meetings that brim with beautiful harmony. Let’s share our personal experiences of practicing Nichiren Buddhism and advance joyfully on good terms with one another!
Nichiren Daishonin affirms, “Where there is unseen virtue, there will be visible reward.”(*) There is no such thing as wasted effort in our practice of Nichiren Buddhism. Effort and perseverance grounded in faith will bear the fruits of victory without fail. (*) “Unseen Virtue and Visible Reward,” WND I p. 907
Your efforts to engage in dialogue with the person who is in front of you will spread throughout the world into the future. Nichiren Daishonin urges, “You must speak with even greater fervor.”(*) Let’s pray for the happiness of our friends and speak to them with vibrant voices ringing with hope! (*)”Regarding the Birth of Kyo’o,” WND 2, p. 457
The key to dialogue is to listen well to what the other person has to say and learn from them. Let’s cheerfully foster friendships with a sincere and respectful spirit!