[To My Friends] SUN 10 SEP 2017–“‘Joy’ means that oneself and others together experience joy.”

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)

[To My Friends] MON 4 SEP 2017–Let’s resolve to “never spare our voice”

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.”

[To My Friends] SUN 3 SEP 2017–Nothing surpasses earnest, sincere efforts

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.”