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!
Live true to yourself! There is no need to compare yourself to others. Today, more than yesterday, tomorrow, more than today, just advance continuously, one step at a time!
Let’s lead healthy and wise daily lives by conducting an invigorating gongyo, based on the Buddhist principle of the “oneness of body and mind.” “Morning after morning we rise up with the Buddha” (*) and start the day brimming with refreshed life force! (*)The Orally Transmitted Teachings, p. 83 “Morning after morning we rise up with the Buddha, evening after evening we lie down with the Buddha. Moment by moment we attain the way, moment by moment we reveal our true identity.”
Future division members who shoulder a profound mission– Have confidence and hope! You have the world’s foremost “support team” in your Soka family. The potential that you possess is vast and boundless! (*)Future division members comprise those age 6 to 18.
If we share even a few words of Buddhism with our friends and help them make a connection, indestructible seeds of Buddhahood will be planted in their lives. Let’s widely engage in courageous dialogue and create for ourselves and others flower gardens of happiness that bloom in fragrant profusion!
Not being defeated is to win. Courageous individuals who continue to stride ever forward will wear the crowning laurel of life!
Nichiren Daishonin states, “A hundred years of practice in the Land of Perfect Bliss cannot compare to the benefit gained from one day’s practice in the impure world.”(*) Let’s resolutely challenge our difficulties! The greater the hardships we face, the more our lives will shine with boundless benefits! (*)”On Repaying Debts of Gratitude,” WND 1, p. 736
The wellspring of hope and happiness is earnest and sincere gongyo and daimoku. Let’s sonorously chant the Mystic Law with the resounding rhythm of a white horse galloping across the heavens! Let’s advance, brimming with vibrant life force!