Nichiren Daishonin affirms,
Persons who study the teachings
of Buddhism must … understand
and repay their obligations.”(*)
Let’s transform the spirit to appreciate
everything and everyone into a
driving force for working tirelessly
for the happiness of others.
Such an individual is noble and strong.
(*)”The Opening of the Eyes (1),” WND 1, 228
Full quote: “Sages and worthies are the product of filial piety. It goes without saying, therefore, that persons who study the teachings of Buddhism must also [observe the ideal of filial piety and] understand and repay their obligations. The disciples of
the Buddha must without fail understand the four debts of gratitude and know how to repay them. ”
Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.