NO matter what difficulties may beset you at present, you should proudly continue to advance forward, always taking action and cherishing fresh hope for the future. Please be convinced that as long you embrace the Mystic Law, the time will come when you will heartily feel glad that you have persevered and been able to surmount the worst of circumstances.
THERE are many honours and decorations in the world. Correct faith, however, is the decoration of life that will adorn your existence throughout eternity.
IT takes courage to become happy – courage to remain true to one’s convictions, courage not to be defeated by one’s weaknesses and negativity, courage to take swift action to help those who suffering. It is through such daily efforts that your true beauty as a human being shines forth.
WE should focus on specific prayers as we do gongyo. Gongyo is the most basic practice of faith. And given the principle of the true entity of all phenomena, our attitude towards gongyo is a reflection of our faith. Therefore, please get into the habit of doing gongyo in such a solemn yet invigorating manner that anyone seeing you will be struck by your dignity and vibrant life force.
AS practitioners of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, we have faith and we have ideals. We are leading truly happy and fulfilling lives. Now is the perfect opportunity for us to widely spread the philosophy and ideals of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism. Let’s rise to this challenge!