[To My Friends] THU 30 NOV 2017–Hardships are golden opportunities for growth

In The Orally Transmitted Teachings, Nichiren Daishonin states, “Difficulties will arise, and these are to be looked on as “peaceful” practices.”(*) Hardships are golden opportunities for growth. Let’s courageously chant daimoku and cultivate a rich life condition! (*)”Chapter Fourteen: Peaceful Practices: Five important points–Point One, concerning the ‘Peaceful Practices’ chapter,” OTT, p.115 “The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings says: Concerning the ‘peaceful’ practices of the Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law and the practices carried out by Nichiren and his followers now in the Latter Day of the Law, you should understand that, when one practices the Lotus SutraRead more

[To My Friends] WED 29 NOV 2017–Let’s advance with cheerful enthusiasm, with good health our priority

Be careful to not catch cold or succumb to influenza. Rigorously observe preventative measures such as wearing masks(*), washing our hands and gargling. Let’s advance with cheerful enthusiasm, with good health our priority.(*)In Japan and some other densely populated countries, it is a social etiquette to wear a mask when one has a cold or flu to prevent spreading the virus. It is also worn to prevent catching colds or the flu.

[To My Friends] MON 27 NOV 2017–No prayer will go unanswered and all good fortune will be bestowed.

No prayer will go unanswered and all good fortune will be bestowed.(*) With powerful faith and practice, we can unleash the unlimited powers of the Buddha and the Law. Let’s help friends join our solidarity of happiness!(*)This comes from a commentary by Nichikan Shonin on “The True Object of Worship.: “If you have faith in this Gohonzon and chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo even for a short while, no prayer will go unanswered, no offense will remain unforgiven, all good fortune will be bestowed, and all righteousness proven.”