May 13, 2015 –TO MY FRIENDS–

13th May
HISTORY is uncompromising in its judgement: justice and truth, error and lies are clearly revealed. It is crucial, therefore, that we develop into people of wisdom who can distinguish between good and evil, right and wrong, based on a broad historical perspective.
A debased, decadent life that produces nothing of value or meaning, no matter how fun and cool it may seem on the surface, is empty and vain. It is a destructive and wretched existence. Please use wisdom and good sense in all things, and lead wonderful, fulfilling lives.
IF you practice faith yet have an attitude of complain, you will destroy your good fortune in direct proportion. Those who are full of complain are not respected by others. From both Buddhist and secular perspectives, their behaviour does not befit a wise or “worthy” person. Everything is determined by oneself, by one’s ichinen, or inner resolution.
THE Mystic Law is the source that enables one to liberate his individuality and leads to the flowering of one’s life. In the Gosho, Nichiren Daishonin stated, “The character myo means to open.” In another Gosho, he explained, “To open is another name for faith.” On one level, we can say that faith in the Mystic Law is fundamental to opening one’s life without limitation and freely expressing oneself.
KARMIC suffering, grief and sorrow ordinarily leave their stains and residue in the mind, creating a tendency towards further anguish. If the gold on one’s heart is encased in mud, its radiance cannot be seen. Through faith, however, one can slough off the mire of karmic suffering and allow the light of one’s inherent Buddhahood to shine forth.
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May 13, 2015
“faith equals daily life.”
Let’s achieve decisive victory
at our workplace,
the arena of our mission.
Creating such foundation
entails sincerity and effort.
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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