Buddhism primarily concerns itself with victory or defeat.
When we speak out on behalf of justice and the truth,
it is vital that we address things head on!
"Come on, bring on all you've got!" With such a decisive spirit,
let's take on any and every challenge
and come out victorious!
Let's bring forth all our strength, ability and wisdom and refute what is
Let's be relentless in pointing out where injustice exists and dig out the roots of evil for the sake of peace
and the happiness of all people!
It is through actually taking action that we can feel fulfilment,
improve and maintain our health, and
accumulate good fortune.
In youthful and high spirits, let's aim straight towards victory!
Good friends are lifelong treasures!
Gaining the trust of others is a great asset in life!
Let us stand
out as people who are absolutely sincere and reliable!
"A person who has conviction is a great individual."
This is what my mentor, Josei Toda, used to say.
Based on the unwavering conviction that there is absolutely no strategy capable of surpassing the Mystic Law,
let us live out our lives (in great victory!)
Let's make sure to express our great appreciation and admiration for all the painstaking efforts and selfless
dedication that our pioneer members (Taho-kai) have made and given for the sake of kosen-rufu!
At the same time let's do all we possibly can to help cultivate and develop the fresh power and abilities
of our younger generations!
Let us all help to contribute to our beautiful and harmonious Soka family!
Buddhism is about our "behaviour as a human being."
By looking out for and caring for our neighbours and the neighbourhood in which we live in, let's develop
good relations within our local community and gain others' trust!
Let's become the type of people who others can rely on and call upon in times of need!
Let's be on our guard against any type of malicious fraud.
Through developing and strengthening our (correct) wisdom,
let's keenly detect any perverse wisdom that
we may find crooked people using, and not be deceived by such trickery!
A fire or an accident can cause not only yourself but also many other people to suffer.
We are all living in the world defiled by the five impurities.
Let's keep our minds open to paying ample attention to safety and take every precaution to prevent any
type of accident or incident from occurring!
Let's make absolutely sure that we always double-check that everything around us is safe and secure!
First of all let's meet (and encourage) one person.
If one person can become happy, then everything will start to unfold for other people to become happy, too.
Let's, therefore, respect and cherish each of our fellow members with honest concern and care!
The strength of a single person can become the force of a thousand!
It is when we encounter difficulties that the first and foremost thing we need to do is chant daimoku!
Instead of grumbling or complaining about the situation,
make sure to consult someone trustworthy from
amongst our fellow members and senior leaders about the problem!
By doing (all of the above), rest assured, we can certainly break through any kind of obstacle or problem.
Our faith manifests itself in our "behaviour as a human being."
Through our refreshing and cheerful greetings, with eyes that shine brightly with confidence, by paying special
attention and caring for other people and our surroundings, etc.,
let's be successful in showing actual proof of our humanity!
It is through our wisdom, courage and good fortune that we can gain the strength to lead successful lives!
It is when we uphold justice and nurture our friendships that our lives
Everything we need to be successful in life with is contained in our
practice of this faith.
Please try to take every precaution to prevent any fire from occurring!
Let's really chant in earnest and with the determination that absolutely no accident or incident will occur
By taking appropriate care of cigarette ends, organising and cleaning up things, etc., let's make every
effort that we can possibly think of to prevent a fire.
Also, when you leave the house double-check that everything is safe and sound!
Now, let's accelerate our activities to accomplish the goals we set out to achieve this year!
By seeing the year out in perfect victory and success, let us ready ourselves for a powerful launch into the
new year of "Youth and Development"!
It is very important that leaders be courageous, in high spirits and full of passion!
If you yourself are vibrantly advancing then your fellow members can also advance confidently
Let's become the driving force for each other's growth and development!
Let's make every possible effort we can to avoid repeating the same problem or mistake again!
Chant daimoku seriously, wholeheartedly and resolutely until your prayer is completely answered!
It is through such chanting that we can transform any negative karma we have into true happiness.
Don't be discouraged or give up simply because you have an unfavourable environment or that things don't
go the way you want them to!
Both in our work and in our (SGI) activities, it's important for us to face whatever challenges there
might be with optimism and positivism.
Let's shine where we are right now, let's bring out the best in ourselves!
People who face their challenges with such enthusiasm will certainly come out as champions (in life)!
When we help foster young people's development,
it is vital that we have "sincere interactions" with them.
sincerely make every effort to support them in our activities
so that everyone of them can enjoy their participation
all of us can enthusiastically advance together!
We are living in a turbulent and defiled age. As Nichiren Daishonin warns in his writings, "Maintain a strict
guard at night."
Let's prudentially make wise decisions (especially when we are out at night)!
Let's make every possible effort to keep any type of accident or incident from occurring in our advancement!
When we encourage others, it is very important that we give concrete and down-to-earth guidance.
our own personal experiences with conviction,
let's move their hearts so that they can feel satisfied and that they go
away feeling confident (that they can certainly overcome whatever they are challenging!
There is nobody more respectworthy than the person who resolutely continues to dedicate their time to encouraging
Let us cherish and sincerely look after our fellow members!
Let's help all those who are new or younger
in the practise
so that they can make great strides in their faith and become outstanding individuals.
There is no better "teacher" in life than what we learn from the trials and tribulations that we encounter.
It is right when we are going through the very worst or the most difficult of situations that we can achieve
our human revolution.
Stand firm! Come out a winner! And never ever give up!
Let's summon up and manifest all the strength of
Let's be successful in every challenge we undertake,
even if it's a very small endeavour,
and without being negligent, put all our might into the
Continuously just like flowing water,
ever regressing like the water of a great river,
let's create a great history of being ever victorious!
Employ the strategy of the Lotus Sutra before any other
Neither the earth nor the universe are ever at a standstill, not even for a single moment.
By fusing with the rhythm of the Mystic Law, let us also advance just as dynamically as the universe does!
The ability to guide and advise people depends on how sincere, caring, and patient we are a half-hearted,
do it as you fancy attitude is one that really is lacking in compassion!
Let's really put our hearts into warmly looking after our fellow members
supporting them through our daimoku
and a strong commitment towards their success!
Let's make every possible effort
to keep any type of accident or incident
from occurring and so protect our dear fellow members!
let us make sure that our YWD & WD members
do not get home too late!
Let us all take the responsibility of making
sure that meetings and other activities start and finish on time.
It is just when someone is struggling in a difficult situation
that we need to make sure to reach out and
Let's make their problems our own problems and chant with them,
chanting and encouraging them until
the sun of hope rises in their hearts.
Gaining the trust of others is
one of the vital assets of a young person's life
Let's be successful in the morning!
Let's be successful in the greetings we give to others!
And let's leave behind in our wake results that show how successful we have indeed been!