What people need most now is spiritual strength and a life philosophy that will further enrich their lives. Many hearts and spirits will be uplifted through the encouragements of President Ikeda's words.
It enriches those who receive,
without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment,
but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it,
and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home,
fosters good will in business,
and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary,
cheer to the discouraged,
sunshine to the sad,
and is nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen,
for it is something that is of no value to anyone
until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours,
as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.
Dear Minxue, Youth is marvellous. It is itself strength. Once long ago a rich man declared that he would gladly exchange all his wealth for youth. Just by being young, you possess a treasure more valuable than power or fame. You should think of yourself as the most fortunate person in the world.,but when you are young it's difficult to be aware of your Good Fortune. Perhaps it's only something that can be realised in retrospect. As members of the youth division, not only are you young,but you embrace the mystic law , you have a mission and you have companions who share the same ideals. No one could be more blessed. If you view things through the eye of faith, you'll see that.So you must not waste your invaluable youth in aimless pursuits. You must live your life with all your might to the fullest. You must not allow even a single blank page to appear in the diary of your youth..let's strive together for Kosenrufu..Warmest Regards.Danny