Autumn, the season for fostering capable people, is upon us! Let’s wholeheartedly support candidates of our traditional study exam [on the philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism and history of Soka Gakkai]. Together, let’s engrave the gosho in our hearts and make a fresh vow for kosen-rufu!
It’s time for our uplifting discussion meetings. Let’s turn the spotlight on each person and have everyone share their personal experiences of practicing Nichiren Buddhism! “‘Joy’ means that oneself and others together experience joy.”(*) Let’s exuberantly sing an anthem of life reflecting this spirit! (*)Refers to “joy” [in the passage “the benefits of responding with joy” (OTT, 146)
Buddhism teaches the principle of “cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms,” which elucidates the unique diversity and beauty of all living entities. Everyone has obstacles they must surmount and a mission only they can accomplish. Let’s encourage and inspire one another and advance together!
Let’s go view the rebroadcast of the monthly leaders meeting together with our youthful successors. Let’s support one another as members of the SGI family, creating an eternal foundation of growth and advancement and golden memories together!
To all our fellow members who serve as volunteer support staff for our SGI activities, thank you very much. Your noble, diligent efforts will ensure that your lives shine brilliantly with boundless benefits! The rest of us should all extend our appreciation and praise for your dedication!
It’s just about time for exhaustion from your summer activities to catch up with you. Strictly observe traffic rules and never drive while texting or talking with a cellphone at your ear! Let’s be “millions of times more careful than ever”(*) and spend each day free of accidents! (*)The Hero of the World,” WND-1, page 839.
My fellow members who are challenging difficulties– don’t be defeated, no matter what! Adversity is an opportunity to make a great leap forward. Let’s surmount every arduous hardship with indomitable faith!
Planting the seed of Buddhahood in our friends’ hearts is the essence of genuine compassion. Let’s courageously and cheerfully share Nichiren Buddhism with the resolve to “never spare our voice”(*) andspread happiness and peace! (*)”Belief and Understanding,” OTT p. 57 “Nichiren has never spared his voice in urging them not to cast aside the Lotus Sutra.”
Nothing surpasses earnest, sincere efforts. Let’s wholly dedicate our hearts and minds toward infusing everyone with happiness and joy. The true worth of a Buddhist practitioner shines in their “behavior as a human being.”(*) (*)”The Three Kinds of Treasure,” WND I, p. 852 “The purpose of the appearance in this world of Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, lies in his behavior as a human being.”
When we chant daimoku for our friends’ happiness, our prayers will definitely reach their hearts. Let’s ceaselessly and patiently share the remarkable philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism with friends and expand our solidarity of Bodhisattvas of the Earth!