[To My Friends] WED 20 DEC 2017–The lotus flower blooms in the muddy pond

Buddhism teaches the principle of
lotus flowers blooming in muddy water.(*)
Just like the lotus that blooms in the
muddy pond, let’s show brilliant actual
proof of happiness in the harsh reality
of life!
Daimoku is the foundation.(*)Reference: The Lotus Sutra and Its Opening and Closing Sutras, translated by Burton Watson, p. 263.
The Buddhist principle teaches that like lotus blossoms that bloom in muddy water, our lives remain pure in this defiled world.