It is the keen voices of youth in their
teens and twenties that will transform
society and open the future.
Let’s cherish each one of these young
treasures who exemplify the spirit of
“from the Indigo, an even deeper blue”(*)
and create a fresh current for establishing
a peaceful world based on the humanistic
ideals of Nichiren Buddhism!

(*)”Hell is the Land of Tranquil Light,” WND I, p. 457
The 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 titled “Hsün Tzu.” “Great Concentration and Insight” reads, “From the indigo, an even deeper blue.”

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