Take precautions to deal with sudden drops in temperature in the mornings and evenings, as well as extreme fluctuations throughout the day. Take full preventative measures to not catch cold! Good health is the foundation for happiness.
Nichiren Daishonin states, “If one can establish a relationship with even just one phrase of the Wonderful Law, that relationship will continue unbroken over a million kalpas.”(*) Once a person makes a connection to Buddhism, it becomes an eternal bond of happiness. Let’s wholeheartedly engage in Buddhist dialogue brimming with confidence! (*)The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings (OTT) p. 219
It is the always the courage of youth that will open a new history. Hold your head high and advance! Let’s ensure that everyone advances along their path of mission and victory without a single exception! Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.
Faith must be self-motivated. When you strive to participate in activities (for kosen-rufu) as the protagonist of your own life, the joy you feel will be that much greater. Together, let’s challenge the two ways of practice and study! Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.
When driving at sunset, turn on the headlights early. “I will not cause a traffic accident, nor be involved in one.” Base yourself on this prayer and don’t let down your guard!
If we develop a strong spirit that is unshakable under any circumstances, we can be abundantly happy! That is the purpose of our faith and practice. Let’s develop an indestructible life by wholeheartedly dedicating ourselves to the basics of faith, practice and study!
The key to fostering capable people lies in praying, taking action and studying together. Let’s help our juniors and new members develop into capable individuals who outshine and surpass us.
You have a momentous mission that is yours alone. Let’s challenge the tasks at hand patiently, always remaining true to ourselves. Be a person of courage and action!
Let’s rid ourselves of preconceptions. We should not definitively assume who a person is simply by their circumstances, title or even their ideologies. We practice Buddhism to be able to see a person just as they are and make a heart to heart connection.
Our faith enables those who undergo the most hardships to become the happiest. Buddhism is a philosophy of hope. Let’s hold our head high and look forward! Let’s cheerfully aim for the pinnacle of glory!