June 5, 2015 –TO MY FRIENDS–

Friday
5th June

NO matter what your circumstance, it is your ichinen of faith that enables you to open the palaces of happiness that exists within you and establish a life that is fulfilled in every respect. This is the purpose of faith and Buddhist practice. Your powerful ichinen directed towards the Gohonzon and the accomplishment of kosen-rufu will cause every aspect of your life to unfold.
IF you lack courage, you cannot win any struggle. And if you cannot win, you will be unable to show proof of justice.
THE purpose of life is to realize absolute happiness. Absolute happiness is something that does not change with time; it is eternal; it is a sense of happiness that is unaffected by external factors, welling forth from the depths of one’s life. It is not a transitory thing like a worldly status, fortune or satisfaction.
FAITH in the Mystic Law enables us to direct our individuality in the most positive direction. Those who possess the loftiest individuality are people who cast aside self-interest to dedicate themselves whole-heartedly to serving others; people who work for the happiness of their fellow human beings, the welfare of society and the propagation of the Mystic Law, indifferent to whether they are recognized or acknowledged for their efforts. Their greatness of character makes such action possible.
TO rise from the depths of sorrow of a beloved person’s death and set out to realize their vision with ever greater determination and resolve nothing can compare to the profundity, nobility and strength of such a life. This is something that my mentor in life, Josei Toda, often solemnly asserted.
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June 5, 2015
–TO MY FRIENDS–
Those who do not forget modesty and
humility have enriched hearts and
are generous of spirit.
When we appreciate those who support
us and always seek to learn from others,
we develop the capacity for unlimited
self-improvement.
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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