Monday, March 18, 2013

Mr. Toda said: 'True victory belongs to those who win in the end.' He also stated: 'Lions are distinguished by their roar.' . . .

Mr. Toda said insightfully: 'Walk the path of heroes. Walk the path of the great. What we’re undergoing now is but a tiny fraction of the obstacles encountered by the Daishonin, whose teachings we uphold.' Let us also make our way with the same dauntless state of mind as Mr. Toda! . . .

You may be experiencing various hardships now, but because you continue to make efforts in the midst of those challenges, no matter how painful they are, you will definitely become happy. Effort and happiness are indivisible. With that firm conviction, I hope you will make courageous efforts for kosen-rufu and advance along the supreme path to happiness.

SGI Newsletter No. 8733, the above is an excerpt from SGI President Ikeda’s speech at the 49th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting, held in conjunction with the 4th Tohoku General Meeting, on 18th May, 2005, originally from the SGI Newsletter No. 4045, reprinted on 12th March 2013

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