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!
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.