DETERMINED that "I will change my destiny" and that "I will have my
prayers fulfilled", please offer fresh prayers to the Gohonzon
everyday and adorn each page of your life with beautiful actual proof
IT is in an individual's behaviour that the essence of Buddhism lies.
As you polish your character and personality through your faith, you
are expanding a circle of trust among the people around you. Please
remember that the development of kosen-rufu lies in the mundane
actions undertaken in one's immediate reality.
A person of courage views things calmly, and for this reason acquires
wisdom. A person of wisdom is able to discern future outcomes, and so
acquires courage. By the same process, we must strive to become people
of wisdom and courage.
BEING young means to possess the greatest wealth, even if one is
penniless. Hope, potential and limitless energy are the assets of
youth. You do not need to be in a hurry to own a nice home, or seek
status and position, or get rich quick. If you dedicate yourself
earnestly to your mission, everything you need for your life will come
to you naturally.
WHAT is important for leading a joyful life? Tolstoy constantly
stressed the importance of "correct faith". He said, "If you want to
be quiet and strong, work and improve your faith." Genuine faith is a
sword of belief and conviction that cuts through all sufferings; it is
a bright light of hope that illuminates darkness and confusion. None
led lives of greater strength and composure than you who base your
lives on faith dedicated to truth and justice.