Nichiren Daishonin urges,
“Persons who study the teachings
of Buddhism must also understand
and repay their obligations.(*)
Remembering to appreciate others
is the way of a practitioner.
Therein shines one’s greatness
of character.

(*) “The Opening of the Eyes,” WND 1, 228

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