Let’s foster an array of successors in our beloved communities! Let’scontinue to deeply pray for fellow Bodhisattvas of the Earth to appear,wholeheartedly treasuring each person!
The Daishonin admonishes us to “Employ the strategy of the Lotus Sutra before any other.”(*) Breaking through our tendency to give up and transforming adversity into an opportunity for victory is the true joy of Nichiren Buddhism! (*)”The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra,” WND I, p. 1001 Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.
Nichiren Daishonin admonishes, “Carry through with your faith in the Lotus Sutra.”(*) With daimoku as our foundation, let’s continue to pray with determination to win, no matter what! It is such strong resolve that will open up our lives! (*)”Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment,” WND 1, p. 319
Those who aren’t defeated by their own weaknesses will seize the crown of glory in the end. As Nichiren Daishonin admonishes, “Strengthen your resolve more than ever.”(*) Now is the time to stand up with faith! (*)”Supremacy of the Law,” WND I, p. 615
Let’s tackle any situation with enthusiastic optimism! The place where we are right now is the “training ground” for our human revolution that will enable us to develop our lives!
The Daishonin admonishes, “Exert yourself in the two ways of practice and study.”(*) The great Buddhism of the sun that we practice is studied throughout the world. Courageously take on the challenge with a seeking mind! (*)”The True Aspect of All Phenomena,” WND I, p. 386
One’s true self manifests brightly through the process of struggling, praying and making efforts to surmount a problem. Determine to yourself, “I am the protagonist of the drama of my own life!” Then strength will well forth from within and empower you! (*)”The Great Battle,” WND-2, 465
A true champion is one who triumphs over their fears and advances dauntlessly. Nichiren Daishonin asserts, “Not once have I thought of retreat.”(*) Let’s break through obstacles with strong resolve! (*)”The Great Battle,” WND-2, 465 Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.
Let’s warmly encourage the youth who are challenging the study exam [on Nichiren Buddhism and the history of Soka Gakkai]! Let’s widely spread in the hearts of everyone the inspiration, joy and pride of carrying out the practice of an unparalleled life philosophy! [NOTE: In Japan, an advanced level study exam for the youth division is being held on September 30.] Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.
“OK, I’ll do it!” Such momentum is important. If we take action, wisdom will burst forth from within and enable us to transform difficulties into opportunities. Come, let’s take one step forward! Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.