A Buddhist practitioner reveals their true worth through their behavior. When we act with great sincerity and warm cordiality, such as exercising common courtesy in our manner and speech, we can gain understanding and empathy for our movement.
Today, too, let’s engage in dialogue! Let’s cultivate friendships beginning in our communities, which is the closest to us. Meeting people and holding conversations with them is kosen-rufu!
One’s future is determined by the strength of one’s volition and fortitude. Set your goal and pray with the attitude, “Yes, I will do it!” Then boundless courage will arise from within.
Faith equals action, and action equals success. Let’s persist in taking initiative with alacrity, not allowing precious time to slip by. Let’s spend each day creating value!
What can we do to light a flame of hope in the hearts of friends who are undergoing hardship? Let’s continue to pray earnestly for them! Be leaders of great sincerity and empathy who can share the pain and suffering of each person.
Let’s wholeheartedly encourage those who are challenging the study exam [on Nichiren Buddhism and the history of Soka Gakkai]! [The Daishonin admonishes:] “You must not only persevere yourself; you must also teach others.”(*) Together, let’s “exert [ourselves] in the two ways of practice and study”(*)! (*)”The True Aspect of All Phenomena,” WND-I, p. 386
Young people who shoulder responsibility for kosen-rufu are fostered amidst taking action. Let’s work together with them, praying and engaging others in Buddhist dialogue together! Let’s help our juniors develop into capable individuals who surpass us in ability.
When we share the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism with others, both the person who is doing the sharing and the person doing the listening will reap boundless and immeasurable benefits that continue to unfold with shining brilliance. Let’s engage in sincere and courageous dialogue that creates happiness for oneself and others.
Privately-owned community and activity centers are treasured castles of kosen-rufu in our communities. While attending meetings at these centers, let’s exercise utmost courtesy to and consideration for the neighbors when parking our bicycles and cars, as well as refraining from loud conversations on the street.
Genuine prayer entails our vow to work for kosen-rufu. “I will absolutely make this happen!” The drama of human revolution begins from such strong resolve. Let’s chant clear, resounding daimoku with firm conviction!