[The Orally Transmitted Teachings states] “‘Joy’ means that oneself and others together experience joy.”(*) There is no such thing as happiness that is only meant for oneself or unhappiness that only affects others. Let’s spread bonds of trust and respect into every corner of society! (*)Refers to “joy” [in the passage “the benefits of responding with joy” (OTT, 146)
It is always the passion and power of youth that will create a new history. Youth– Today, too, advance powerfully with refreshed determination and vibrant dynamism!
Everyone is a protagonist for kosen-rufu. With this confidence and encouragement, let’s create heart-to-heart bonds and ensure that everyone, without exception, is part of our movement for happiness and victory!
The Daishonin admonishes, “The wise will rejoice while the foolish will retreat.”(*) Let’s drive back the raging storms spiritedly with joy and courage! Let’s lead lives of honor together! (*)”The Three Obstacles and Four Devils,” WND, p. 637)
From our districts, let’s take a great leap forward and make a breakthrough toward kosen-rufu! Men’s and women’s district leaders– you are the ones who will open the era with your strong resolve! Please take excellent leadership and inspire everyone with hope!
If Buddhism is about winning, then halfheartedness is one’s greatest enemy. Let’s make a great vow for kosen-rufu and challenge ourselves to the fullest! The crowning glory of life will shine brilliantly for those who staunchly carry out their determination.
Faith takes courage. Struggles require momentum. Let’s brim with life force and continue to engage in dialogue, reminding ourselves that “the voice carries out the work of the Buddha.”(*) (*)”Nam-myoho-renge-kyo” chapter, THE RECORD OF THE ORALLY TRANSMITTED TEACHINGS, p. 4
A Buddhist practitioner reveals their true worth through their behavior. When we act with great sincerity and warm cordiality, such as exercising common courtesy in our manner and speech, we can gain understanding and empathy for our movement.
Today, too, let’s engage in dialogue! Let’s cultivate friendships beginning in our communities, which is the closest to us. Meeting people and holding conversations with them is kosen-rufu!
One’s future is determined by the strength of one’s volition and fortitude. Set your goal and pray with the attitude, “Yes, I will do it!” Then boundless courage will arise from within.