“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
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.