–WORDS OF THE WEEK– Nichiren Daishonin affirmed, “The seeds of Buddhahood exist nowhere apart from the Lotus Sutra.(*) Let’s brightly and cheerfully share the Mystic Law with great conviction! That is how we create happiness. (*)”How Those Initially Aspiring to the Way Can Attain Buddhahood through the Lotus Sutra,” WND I
”I will win, no matter what!” When we manifest profound resolve and take strong action, we can create a new history. Let’s challenge ourselves with courage to break through our obstacles!
Kosen-rufu is a battle between the Buddha and devilish functions. Don’t forget the spirit of refutation! Nothing speaks more eloquently than the truth. Youth, stand in the vanguard of our struggle waged with words!
The Daishonin admonishes, “Regard your service to your lord as the practice of the Lotus Sutra.”(*) My fellow members who are challenging yourselves at your job–excel at your workplace through sincere and earnest efforts! (*)”Reply to a Believer,” WND I p. 905
Shakyamuni Buddha stated, “Having good friends is the entire essence of our Buddhist practice.” The SGI is a gathering of good friends. Fellow members with whom we can engage with and inspire one another to elevate our life condition are the driving force for our personal growth and development.
A day spent creating value begins with the determination we make in the morning. Basing ourselves on resonant gongyo and daimoku, let’s deepen our prayer to fulfill our vow for kosen-rufu and advance with vibrant enthusiasm!
Let’s go and warmly engage with members who are unable to attend meetings. Wholeheartedly treasuring each person is the heart of Soka. Let’s shine a light of hope into every corner of our organization!
We can break through walls of obstacles with an unyielding tenacity of purpose and steadfast action! Today, again, let’s challenge ourselves to advance one step, based on resolute prayer!
Let’s do our utmost to wholeheartedly encourage the youth in our local communities. When we make efforts to help new people develop and manifest their potential, fresh power and strength will be unleashed! Let’s create a new era in which our successors shine!
Those who foster capable people are themselves remarkable individuals of ability for kosen-rufu! When one person arises with the stand alone spirit, “two, three and a hundred”(*) who share the same commitment will follow! (*)”The True Aspect of All Phenomena,” WND I, p. 386 [At first only Nichiren chanted Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, but then two, three, and a hundred followed, chanting and teaching others. Propagation will unfold this way in the future as well.]