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!
Let’s particularly treasure those who are close to us. It is thanks to the support of our family, friends and fellow members that we are here today. Let’s not take them for granted and instead, remember to convey our appreciation in words!
The key to fostering capable individuals lies in the growth of the person doing the fostering. Let’s cultivate our ability to find others’ strengths and help them develop their talents! Then, together, let’s show actual proof of accomplishing our human revolution!
Nichiren Daishonin affirms, “One day of life is more valuable than all the treasures of the major world system.”(*) Let’s make today one of unsurpassed value! Faith is the driving force! (*)”On Prolonging One’s Life,” WND 1, p. 955.
In the history of the expansion of kosen-rufu, we have always advanced together with our SGI songs! With our voices resounding, let’s sing songs of brilliant success and hope and make every day one of growth and victory!