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15th July

YOUTH who lose their courage can no longer be called youth. Youth are the ultimate champions of courage and peace. To be young is to be a noble champion who possesses boundless treasure and hope. I would like all of you to speak out with such conviction and power that others will be moved and inspired.

THERE are many other elements involved in a prayer being answered but the important thing is to keep praying until it is. By continuing to pray, you can reflect on yourself with unflinching honesty and begin to move your life in a positive direction towards the path of earnest, steady effort.

A single arrow, shot by a great archer, will unerringly hit the mark. Similarly, a strong and deep prayer offered with unwavering ichinen, or concentration of mind, will, in accordance with the principle that a single life-moment contains three thousand realms (ichinen sanzen), move the entire universe.

THE road we walk is not level. We must climb a great mountain, a task which invariably required painful efforts. However, in the world of Buddhism, no effort is wasted or in vain. All causes that you make will be engraved in the depths of your life; they are golden passages in the golden diary of your eternal existence.

OVERTAKEN by inertia, without realizing it, a person becomes conservative. Those who ceaselessly advance are full of fresh vitality and walk the path leading to lives filled with happiness.

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