Encouragement

The Courage of Youth Opens the Way Forward

Advancing with the Gosho: Words of Encouragement

Philadelphia. Photo: Jonathan Wilson.


In this entire country of Japan, I [Nichiren Daishonin] am the only one who has been chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. I am like the single speck of dust that marks the beginning of Mount Sumeru or the single drop of dew that spells the start of the great ocean.
“The Blessings of the Lotus Sutra”
The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 672

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The Courage of Youth Opens the Way Forward

Kosen-rufu is a grand undertaking to transform the karma of all humankind and open the way for lasting peace. As SGI members, we take pride in carrying on this supremely noble endeavor.

Awakening and inspiring others through dialogue is an extremely difficult task. That is why such efforts cultivate our lives and enable us to accumulate treasures of the heart.

The courage of youth opens the way forward. The sincere and confident voice of one self-motivated youth is like a “single speck of gold” marking the start of a great mountain of kosenrufu, or a “single drop of dew” spelling the start of a great ocean of good fortune.

— From the June 26, 2017, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper

 


Move Forward Fearlessly to Achieve Victory

When we come up against obstacles, that’s when the real struggle begins. Like our great predecessors in faith, the Ikegami brothers, who overcame all manner of adversity, let’s continue to work unceasingly for kosen-rufu in solid unity.

We have the lion’s roar of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. Our courageous resolve will positively transform the entire situation. The voices of intrepid individuals brimming with the Soka Gakkai spirit will create a powerful momentum toward victory.

Boldly raise your voices all the more and confidently share your convictions! This is the heart of the “strategy of the Lotus Sutra” (WND-1, 1001).

— From the June 29, 2017, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper

 

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