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11th July

PRESIDENT TODA once said, “When we are joined by many young people who have faith in and practice the great Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin, we will definitely be able to accomplish kosen-rufu.” If young people gather together, we can definitely achieve kosen-rufu – the Youth Division must never forget these words of Mr. Toda.

LIFE is long. The true result of your daily struggles will be revealed in your forties, fifties and sixties. So it is important that you find something, it does not matter what, to challenge yourself while you are young. Regard your youth as the time to study and train yourself.

THIS moment, this instant, is important, not some unknown time in the future. Today, this very day is what matters. You must put your whole being into the time that exists now. For future victory rests in the present moment.

BUDDHISM holds that everything is in a constant state of flux. Thus, the question is whether we are to accept change passively and be swept away by it, or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. While conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realise the ideals evokes the images of spring, morning and birth.

DO gongyo and chant daimoku with a fresh spirit. And, filled with renewed vitality, build a history of accumulating fresh benefit.

NOTE: Visit for Nichiren Daishonin's gosho, A Gift of Rice.