Encouragement

“On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings”
—Key Passage for April

Toward Nov. 18, 2018, young women across the nation are challenging themselves to study 30 selected letters from The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin.


Key Passage for April • “On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings”
“What is more, once you become a disciple or lay supporter of the votary who practices the true Lotus Sutra in accord with the Buddha’s teachings, you are bound to face the three types of enemies. Therefore, from the very day you listen to [and take faith in] this sutra, you should be fully prepared to face the great persecutions of the three types of enemies that are certain to be more horrible now a er the Buddha’s passing. Although my disciples had already heard this, when both great and small persecutions confronted us, some were so astounded and terrified that they even forsook their faith.”
The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 391

SGI President Ikeda’s Guidance:

“True disciples are those who stand up with the same ardent commitment as Nichiren Daishonin to guide people to enlightenment and who have the dauntless strength to face obstacles head-on with selfless dedication. The joy of struggling together with one’s mentor, sharing the same purpose, is also a source of boundless strength that helps one rise above all manner of hardships.”
Learning From Nichiren’s Writings: The Teachings for Victory, vol. 2, p. 6

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In the spirit of the second eternal guideline for the young women’s division, “Study the World’s Foremost Life Philosophy,” SGI President Ikeda in 2011 selected 30 letters from The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin to be studied by young women.

In The Vow of the Ikeda Kayo-kai, he cites a guiding principle articulated by his mentor, second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda: “The members of the young women’s division must make study their foundation!” (p. 22).

Toward Nov. 18, 2018, young women across the nation are challenging themselves to study all 30 letters.

1. On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land
2. The Opening of the Eyes
3. The Object of Devotion for Observing the Mind
4. The Selection of the Time
5. On Repaying Debts of Gratitude
6. On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime
7. On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings
8. On the Buddha’s Prophecy
9. The Actions of the Votary of the Lotus Sutra
10. Letter from Sado
11. On Prolonging One’s Life Span
12. Lessening One’s Karmic Retribution
13. The Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood
14. Letter to the Brothers
15. Reply to Kyo’o
16. The Three Kinds of Treasure
17. On Persecutions Befalling the Sage
18. The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra
19. The Supremacy of the Law
20. The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon
21. Winter Always Turns to Spring
22. On the Treasure Tower
23. The Drum at the Gate of Thunder
24. The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life
25. The True Aspect of All Phenomena
26. Many in Body, One in Mind
27. The Kalpa of Decrease
28. Hell Is the Land of Tranquil Light
29. The Dragon Gate
30. The Proof of the Lotus Sutra

 

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