[To My Friends] THU 4 OCT 2018–“Because people propagate the Law, both people and the Law are respectworthy.”

Nichiren Daishonin states, “[B]ecause people propagate [the Law],   both people and the Law are   respectworthy.”(*) Those who talk about and widely share   the Mystic Law with others are   “champions of the people” and   “championesses of happiness.” Let’s advance with this pride and conviction! (*) From “Hyaku Rokka Sho” (The One Hundred and Six Comparisons), GZ 856 (not included in WND,  vols. 1 or 2) Full quote: “The Law does not spread by itself: because people propagate it, both people and the Law are respectworthy.” Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun,Read more

[To My Friends] MON 1 OCT 2018–Let’s meet, converse and create heart-to-heart bonds!

Let’s help friends with whom we have a connection become happy! Our Bodhisattva creed is a source of boundless joy and fulfillment. According to Nichiren Daishonin, “Our legs [correspond] to ‘kyo’” [of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo](*) Let’s meet, converse and create heart-to-heart bonds! (*)OTT, p. 28 Full quote: “[O]ur head corresponds to myō, our throat to hō, our chest to ren, our stomach to ge, and our legs to kyō. Hence this five-foot body of ours constitutes the five characters of Myoho-renge-kyo.”

[To My Friends] SAT 29 SEP 2018–“Employ the strategy of the Lotus Sutra before any other.”

The Daishonin admonishes us to “Employ the strategy of the   Lotus Sutra before any other.”(*) Breaking through our tendency to   give up and transforming adversity   into an opportunity for victory is   the true joy of Nichiren Buddhism! (*)”The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra,” WND I, p. 1001 Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.