The Daishonin stated,
“The ray of light from the daimoku reaches
all the way to the hell of incessant suffering
and makes it possible for [the deceased] to attain
Buddhahood then and there.”(*)
Chanting daimoku based on the spirit of
“practice for oneself and others” serves
as the ultimate memorial for the deceased.
Together, let’s embark on a journey to
manifest in our lives the four noble virtues
of “eternity, joy, true self and purity.”

(*)The Orally Transmitted Teachings, p. 17

Tentative translation of “Words of the Week” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.