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!
Let’s prevent accidents from falls! Take extra precautions to stay safe when the streets are wet with rain or where there are uneven floors or grounds in the house or at our activity centers. Let’s remind one another to be careful!
Those who continue to learn throughout life have the capacity to develop boundlessly. Let’s brim with a seeking spirit and forge ourselves! Together, let’s improve and progress in life!
The Daishonin admonishes, “Exert yourself in the two ways of practice and study.”(*) Those who are challenging the entrance-level study examination on Nichiren Buddhism are lofty “professors of happiness”! Let’s lend them our heartfelt support and encouragement until the last moment! (*)”The True Aspect of All Phenomena,” WND I, p. 386
Learning from one’s mistakes is a decisive step to success. Therefore, let’s challenge ourselves as many times as necessary with an indomitable spirit! Let’s courageously forge our lives!
–WORDS OF THE WEEK– “One’s mind from the very beginning has been a Buddha.”(*) Our heart (mind) is endowed with boundless power! No matter what, chant daimoku. Let’s advance together with the women of Soka with “[Nam-myoho-renge-kyo …] the greatest of all joys.”(*) (*)The Orally Transmitted Teachings, p. 212 Full excerpt: “Great joy [is what] one experiences when one understands for the first time that one’s mind from the very beginning has been a Buddha. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the greatest of all joys.”
Let’s all encourage the Future Division(*) members who attend the rebroadcast of the monthly leaders meeting. Joyful memories with their warm, SGI family become nourishment for nurturing the growth of these young people. (*)Young people approx. 6 to 18 years of age.
Young men and women who are challenging yourselves to gain employment, do your best! With earnest prayer as the foundation, be sincere and true to yourselves as you play out a victorious drama that gives full play to your unique diversity, evidenced by the Buddhist principle of “cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms.”(*) (*)Buddhism teaches principle of “cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms,” which elucidates the unique diversity and beauty of all living entities. (cf OTT p. 200)
Encounters with people become the power for transforming oneself. Therefore, let’s create bonds of positive friendship based on respect for one another and one that inspires us to polish and cultivate our character!
If you become deadlocked, return to your starting point. If your purpose is clear, you will never be defeated. Together, let’s lead our lives fulfilling our vow for kosen-rufu!