It is crucial to chant intensely and dedicate ourselves to kosenrufu. By doing so, our faith will never stagnate. I've come to this far myself by making chanting my top priority. When we pray, we change ourselves. And by bringing forth the life-state of Buddhahood from within ourselves. it is possible to influence those around us to change. We can also make the entire universe our ally.
When we run up against trouble and find ourselves facing adversity, we may think we've reached our limit, but actually the more trying the circumstances the closer we actually are to making a breakthrough. The darker the night, the nearer the dawn. Victory in life is decided by that last concentrated burst of energy filled with resolve to win.
- Daisaku Ikeda, The New Human Revolution, Vol. 22, Chapter 4 p. 359-60.