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
Let’s wholeheartedly support the youth who are striving strenuously to share Nichiren Buddhism with others! Let’s encourage them warmly like the sun and foster new people of ability. Let’s spend each day growing and developing together!
The Soka Gakkai is “a society of learning.” We should read the gosho every day, listen to the opinions of others, and study and learn with a sincere and humble attitude. Therein lies the path to unlimited development!
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.”
Let’s foster an array of successors in our beloved communities! Let’scontinue to deeply pray for fellow Bodhisattvas of the Earth to appear,wholeheartedly treasuring each person!
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.
Nichiren Daishonin admonishes, “Carry through with your faith in the Lotus Sutra.”(*) With daimoku as our foundation, let’s continue to pray with determination to win, no matter what! It is such strong resolve that will open up our lives! (*)”Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment,” WND 1, p. 319
Those who aren’t defeated by their own weaknesses will seize the crown of glory in the end. As Nichiren Daishonin admonishes, “Strengthen your resolve more than ever.”(*) Now is the time to stand up with faith! (*)”Supremacy of the Law,” WND I, p. 615
Let’s tackle any situation with enthusiastic optimism! The place where we are right now is the “training ground” for our human revolution that will enable us to develop our lives!
The Daishonin admonishes, “Exert yourself in the two ways of practice and study.”(*) The great Buddhism of the sun that we practice is studied throughout the world. Courageously take on the challenge with a seeking mind! (*)”The True Aspect of All Phenomena,” WND I, p. 386