―WORDS OF THE WEEK―
The Daishonin affirms,
“The ray of light from the daimoku
reaches all the way to the hell of
incessant suffering and makes it
possible for [the deceased] to attain
Buddhahood then and there.”(*)
Our daily gongyo and chanting of
daimoku serve as the ultimate
memorial for the deceased.
In Buddhism, we can experience joy
in both life and death!
(*)OTT, p. 17
Tentative translation of “Words of the Week” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.
Monday, August 8, 2022, is a press holiday for the Seikyo Shimbun. “To My Friends” will resume on Tuesday, August 9.