Hurrah for glorious May 3rd!
Hurrah for Soka Gakkai Mother’s Day!
“I will make a great vow.”(*)
It’s time to make a fresh start by renewing
this pledge with the life force we have been
endowed with from the infinite past,
together with the youth who brim with the spirit,
“from the Indigo, an even deeper blue.”(**)
(*)”The Opening of the Eyes,” WND 1, p. 280
(**)”Hell is the Land of Tranquil Light,” WND I, p. 457
This allegory of the indigo plant is often used to indicate the disciple growing to surpass the mentor or to describe how deepening one’s practice leads to strengthening one’s faith. This expression is based
on a passage in the classical Chinese work Hsn Tzu, “Great Concentration and Insight.”
Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.