Friday, October 12, 2012

There are some words of the Daishonin that I would like all of us to engrave in our hearts. It is the passage from The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings: 'Great joy [is what] one experiences when one understands for the first time that one’s mind from the very beginning has been the Buddha. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the greatest of all joys'(cf. OTT, 211–12).

Realising that 'one’s mind from the very beginning has been the Buddha' means awakening to the fact that one’s life itself is the ultimate reality, incomparably noble, strong, and wise and in complete rhythm with the fundamental Law of the universe. A person who chants Nam-myoho-renge-kyo can experience 'the greatest of all joys' as an entity of the Mystic Law and lead a life of supreme fulfillment and victory.

Nothing surpasses the power of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. The Daishonin writes: 'Myo [mystic] means to revive, that is, to return to life' (WND-1, 149). In accord with these words, let’s bring forth the inexhaustible life force that resides within us, and joyfully and energetically expand our circles of joy, hope, and happiness in our families, communities, workplaces, and societies."

SGI Newsletter No. 8643, Paving the Way to a True Golden Age of Worldwide Kosen-rufu (SGI President Ikeda sent the following message to the 61st Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting, on October 7th, 2012. At this meeting, Soka Gakkai President Harada announced the organisational theme for 2013 as “Year of Victory for a Youthful SGI.” Translated 10th Oct. 2012 from the October 8th, 2012, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun

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