--TO MY FRIENDS-- Nichiren Daishonin affirms, "A person who upholds the Lotus Sutra is repaying the debt of gratitude owed to father and mother."(*) Youthful successors-- challenge yourself in the two ways of practice and study and be individuals who genuinely treat their parents with kindness and respect.
(*)"The Four Virtues and the Four Debts of Gratitude," (WND II, 638) The next sentence reads, "Even if one does not feel in one's own heart that one can do so, one can repay it through the power of this sutra." (https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/)
Tentative translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance. (write tmf_daily[at]icloud.com for daily mailings)