All of you in vice leadership positions who support the victory of our districts are key to advancing kosen-rufu! I extend my appreciation to you experts in the art of encouragement who give full play to your rich life experience.
Especially when we are tired, let’s read a passage or even a line of the gosho(*). We can powerfully train our lives amidst efforts to put the study of Nichiren Buddhism into practice. (*)The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin.
If you are a leader for kosen-rufu, listen well to what your fellow members have to say with patience and the capacity to support and embrace them with warmth and understanding. Be the sun of encouragement and inspiration and illuminate everyone with the light of happiness!
Good health is the foundation of happiness. Make a habit of eating balanced meals and exercising in moderation. Let’s lead healthy and rhythmical daily lives and spend each day in high spirits!
Our treasured friends who contribute to their communities are lofty ambassadors of Soka. Nichiren Daishonin affirms, “Where there is unseen virtue, there is visible reward.”(*) Let’s spread the light of happiness throughout our local communities with a generous and magnanimous heart! (*) “Unseen Virtue and Visible Reward,” WND I p. 907
The Daishonin states, “Illness gives rise to the resolve to attain the way.”(*) Now is perfect opportunity to transform karma! Chant resounding daimoku like a powerful lion’s roar and never be defeated by the “devil” sickness! (*)”The Good Medicine for All Ills,” WND I, p. 937
Prayer is the key to manifesting wisdom and courage. It is the challenge to not yield to despair and resignation. Let’s pray powerfully and deeply, with great conviction that we can positively transform our present situation!
To those who offer their homes and facilities for meetings, thank you very much! The fortune and benefit you gain from your contribution are boundless and immeasurable! I am praying for your family’s good health, long life, happiness and victory.
There is no such thing as happiness that is only meant for oneself or misfortune that is only reserved for others. Buddhism is the cornerstone for building peace. Let’s create a society in which everyone, both oneself and others, can experience joy and live in harmonious coexistence!
Buddhism is a philosophy of value creation. We can transform karma into mission and create an unwavering and indestructible self. Let’s advance along the supreme path of absolute happiness!