Nichiren Daishonin says,
“Exert yourself in the two ways
of practice and study.”(*)
Those of you who have newly entered
adulthood, advance with hope!
Those of you who have recently been
appointed leaders, take the lead and
be ever-victorious!
Advance joyfully along the noble path
of happiness and peace!

(*) “The True Aspect of All Phenomena,” WND I, 386

(**)In Japan, the official age of adulthood is age 20, and a ceremony is held annually on the 2nd Monday of January for those reaching that age between April 2 of the previous year and April 1 of that year.

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