March 24 , 2015 –TO MY FRIENDS–

Tuesday, 24th March
YOUR efforts to study the gosho, no matter how busy your schedule or how difficult it may be to understand, are an expression of your seeking mind. Whether you understand it or not, I hope you will make an effort to read at least one passage or phrase of the gosho daily.
PEOPLE who walk a lot, who move a lot, are healthy in both mind and body. In the face of our rapidly aging society, walking will gain a higher and higher reputation. And on top of this, there is no more laudable movement than walking about for the sake of kosen-rufu.
IN life, there are times when we experience sickness; there are times when we find ourselves deadlocked. We have various sufferings and worries. However, those who believe in the Mystic Law, persevere in chanting daimoku, and dedicate themselves to kosen-rufu are able to change their worries into cause to experience ever greater happiness. For this reason, no matter what might happen, a place where such people are is an enlightened land.
DO not make excuses; take responsibility for your own life and resolve to be victorious. If you allow yourself to be defeated, all the excuses in the world will get you nowhere. Defeat is a defeat no matter how eloquently you may try to justify yourself. The important thing is to win where you are right now; to achieve victory without fail.
THE SGI is a realm of faith. The most important things in that realm are faith and personal character. We are studying, if you like, at the “people’s university” of the SGI. This “SGI University” is the best university in the world, where we learn how to live as human beings.
NOTE: Visit http://nichirendaishoningosho.blogspot.com

March 24 , 2015 –TO MY FRIENDS–
Friends of Shin’etsu(*),
home of the mountain range  of capable people–
Arise fearlessly!
Holding high the banner of courage,
commence a great march brimming with
the spirit of many in body, one in mind
toward our glorious and decisive struggle!

(*) In the Soka Gakkai organization, the Shin’etsu Region is comprised of Nagano and Niigata prefectures.

Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.

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