Without courage we cannot be compassionate. Courage and compassion are inseparable, like the two sides of a coin. Faith is the wellspring of courage. The Daishonin says, “Nichiren’s disciples cannot accomplish anything if they are cowardly,” (The Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 128). A cowardly person cannot realize victory in life. Unless we have the courage to really dedicate…
"Our chanting of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is directed toward our human revolution. We don’t just sit and wait for people or circumstances to change. Through our own powerful inner resolve, we change ourselves and seek to exert a positive effect on our environment and all those around us.
Our chanting is directed toward the happiness of ourselves and others. It is the driving force for our efforts to draw forth our own and others Buddha nature and absolutely attain true happiness together with them.
Our chanting brims with deep commitment. We pledge and take action to achieve fresh victories and growth in order to realize the great vow of kosen-rufu. This is the pride and honor of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth.”
"The sound of SGI members chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo now reverberates unceasingly throughout the world 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are trailblazers, heroic individuals paving new paths forward. With the heart of a lion king, let’s each elevate our state of life, help others form a connection with Nichiren Buddhism, foster capable people for kosen-rufu and triumphantly open a new age of Soka.
Sharing a vow
from the remote past-
let us once again this year resolutely build
a great citadel of victory.”
SGI Newsletter No. 8690, Bringing the Sun of Time without Beginning to Shine in Our Lives.(via mybuddhistworld)