The Daishonin admonishes,
“[Don’t] expect good times,
but take the bad times for granted.”(*)
Practitioners of Nichiren Buddhism
are able to manifest their true strength
when faced with great difficulties.
Let’s advance with invincible resolve!
“On Persecutions Befalling the Sage,” WND 1, p 998
Full quote: “Tell them to be prepared for the worst, and not to expect good times, but take the bad times for granted.”
Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.