Today, aiming toward the future, let’s start off with a strong prayer! Make every day a departure point for fulfilling our great vow [of kosen-rufu]! Every day, let’s challenge ourselves afresh and move forward with renewed determination!
In our discussion meetings, each person is a protagonist. As Nichiren Daishonin states, “You should respect one another as [you would a Buddha]”(*) Let’s wholeheartedly applaud one another and cause flowers of dialogue to bloom in profusion. (*)”The Fourteen Slanders,” (WND-I, p. 757)
The new era will be created by the passion and power of youth! Let’s chronicle a history of brave and assiduous efforts to create peace and harmony throughout the world and transform the karma of all of humanity!
“Where there is unseen virtue, there will be visible reward.”(*) Even if no one notices, your steady, arduous efforts for kosen-rufu ensures that your life will shine brilliantly with countless fortune and benefit! Let’s advance along the path of our vow with great pride! (*) “Unseen Virtue and Visible Reward,” WND I p. 907
Privately-owned community and activity centers are the beacons of kosen-rufu in our communities. Let’s extend our appreciation to the hosts for their great sincerity and extend our utmost consideration to the family members and neighbors.
Let’s cherish our new members and help them become happy! Let’s all continue to provide warm encouragement so that the day will come soon when they feel glad that they took up faith in Nichiren Buddhism.
Let’s hold discussion meetings alive with the spirit of March 16 and our vow for kosen-rufu. We are champions of the religious world. Let’s engage in lively conversations with joy and pride in our hearts!
Youth are the “pillars” of world peace. They are the “eyes” that will open the future. They are “the great ship” that will save the people burdened by difficulties. Together with the young people of Soka, let’s make our planet Earth into a place of harmonious coexistence where lives shine with brilliance! (*)”Opening of the Eyes (1),” WND 1, 281 “I will be the pillar of Japan. I will be the eyes of Japan. I will be the great ship of Japan. This is my vow, and I will never forsake it!”
One earnestly determined individual can vitalize the lives of friends with courage and inspiration. Make one more effort, take one more tenacious step forward and create a surging groundswell of expansion for kosen-rufu!
When we wholeheartedly encourage others, we ourselves become strong and our spirits will be uplifted. [The Orally Transmitted Teachings states] “‘Joy’ means that oneself and others together experience joy.”(*) Let’s share the great joys of engaging in SGI activities with that friend and that fellow member! (*)Refers to “joy” [in the passage “the benefits of responding with joy” (OTT, 146)