To My Friends

“My wish is that all my disciples
make a great vow”(*) are
Nichiren Daishonin’s golden words.
Let’s chant daimoku brimming with
the vow to work for kosen-rufu and
cause a wellspring of hope to flow
beneath our feet.
Let’s live every day with the
spirit of “March 16.”

(*)”The Dragon Gate,” WND I p. 1003
March 16 is a symbolic day for Soka Gakkai members, commemorating the occasion on March 16, 1958, when Josei Toda, second president of the Soka Gakkai, then in frail health, made an impassioned speech to 6,000 Soka Gakkai youth, entrusting them
with the responsibility for the future of the Soka Gakkai and its efforts to contribute to the creation of a peaceful world and promote understanding of the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism.

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

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