[To My Friends] TUE 31 JUL 2018–“Become the master of your mind rather than let your mind master you.”

Nichiren Daishonin urges, “Become the master of your mind rather than let your mind master you.”(*) We can orient ourselves toward happiness by being in control of our capricious, ever-changing mind. This is the true joy of our faith and practice! (*)”Reply to the Lay Priest Soya,” WND 1, p. 486 Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.

[To My Friends] [To My Friends] WOW MON 30 JUL 2018–“The seeds of Buddhahood sprout through causation.” MON 30 JUL 2018–“The seeds of Buddhahood sprout through causation.”

Nichiren Daishonin states, “The seeds of Buddhahood sprout through causation.”(*) Let’s treasure each and every connection we have and spend this summer deepening friendships, fostering capable individuals and developing an expansive life condition together!(*)”On the Properties of Rice,” WND 1, p. 1117; from the Lotus Sutra, Chapter Two–Expedient Means

[To My Friends] THU 26 JUL 2018–“Test the truth of Buddhism now.”

Nichiren Daishonin urges us to “test the truth of Buddhism now.”(*) Action is the power for creating happiness. The greater the difficulties, the more we should rise to the challenge with courageous faith! Then we can absolutely open the way toward brilliant achievement!(*)”The Selection of the Time,” WND 1, p. 584 “I say to you, my disciples, try practicing as the Lotus Sutra teaches, exerting yourselves without begrudging your lives! Test the truth of Buddhism now! Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.”