When I was a student of junior high school, I met this faith.
Once my father drank, he always went on the drunken rampage and brought trouble to everyone else since I was so young.
I was raised with violence of my father.
Being frightened, my mother and I used to wait him to drop asleep in the nearest park.
I always looked at the night view of the town from the park.
Then I thought "Yes, under this sky, there must be happy homes. But I do not have....".
My father ran the company till I was in the lower grades of an elementary school.
So I could receive various child education.
However, father's company went bankrup when I was in the upper grades of an elementary school.
From that time, his violence to me and my mother became more terrible.
My left ear wasn't heard any more by his violence.
When he drank, he was a madman at all.
I have been hit by my father with a broom.
Making a bruise on my face, I used to go to school.
I was pushed by my father over from the second floor, though.
My mother stuck her face by him with a kitchen knife, and she suffered a severe wound.
Anyway, his violence was so terrible.
Even now, I'm afraid and troubled with a nightmare.
Mother's friend led us to this faith when I entered a junior high school.
Then my mother, my younger bｒtother and me began to practiｃse.
And we received Gohonzon.
However, going on the drunken rampage, my father tore and threw away the Gohonzon.
Thereafter, the situation of my home deteriorated increasingly.
Finally, my mother ran away from home with my younger brother.
Furious my father gave me a whacking to the limit.
Also, I ran away from home with only the barest necessities.
And I fled into the child consultation center.
I was taken into custody by that office for a while.
So I was in foster home till I graduated from junior high school.
And then, my mother got custody of me and made me go to high school.
becoming cynical, I have been getting up against anybody thereabout.
I might get on top of my mother.
I was misanthropy and spiritless around that time.
Even I had a suicidal wishes.
Heartless people rumored that I was such father's daughter.
Being regrettable, I studied strenuously.
Therefore, getting a scholarship, I could enter the evening school of child education after graduating high school.
My mother rejoined Soka Gakkai, but she could not receive Gohonzon.
I worked for a kindergarten at noon and went to school in the evening to obtain a license for a teacher of a kindergarten.
At that time, I overestimated my own power, even if I had no Gohonzon.
That's the affair when I was 19 years old.
One day I found an article about my father by a newspaper.
Yes, my father was killed...
He seemed to die of deterioration of a liver by drinking excess after having a fight with someone.
Father's brothers and I went to the police station to identify the body.
My mother could not go there.
I cannot forget about my father's dead body even now.
Being held an autopsy, chopped up body, stitched body and discolored father's face.....
I knew what kind of end the man who caused trouble to many people and behaved violently.
He had ever tore and thrown away the Gohonzon.
And now, he was chopped up all over his body.
Others' magnificent funeral was performed at a crematory.
But only 3 people were in father's funeral.
I felt very miserably.
The father's brother who hated my violent father brought father's remains to their home just like the baggage.
Then, I have just learned about severity of the Buddhism.
I thought that my father taught me the severity of the Buddhism by his death.
After that, I ended my dependence on my mother and received Gohonzon without protest.
I could begun to practice!
The moment I practice this Buddhism, I got many benefits soon.
Especially I could be blessed with many good people.
Since I changed my occupation for a staff of a manpower supply company from a teacher of a kindergarten, I could meet wonderful friends there, too.
Because I learned Sensei's teaching with Seikyo Paper and practiced Buddhism in the organization of the Soka Gakkai, I was able to understand that a man could change himself in his life.
What I got is HUMAN REVOLUTION.
Then, I got married and made my husband, parent-in-law and my younger brother come to believe in this Buddhism.
Therefore, I could build a happy home.
However, I met with a misfortune of mine again.
I have suffered from an incurable disease as underactive thyroid function.
A hormone isn't secreted any more from a thyroid and all over the body swells by this disease.
There was also a possibility that I have cancer for that.
But I was surprised that many, many friends of Soka Gakkai prayed for me and sent Daimoku.
I was affected at them and shed tears so much.
And I decided that I never lose.!
Coming through my disease, I practiced, chanted Daimoku and Shakubuku.
About four months later, my blood has normally returned!
My doctor was surprised and said.
“It takes at least 2 years to cure this sickness with taking of daily medicine. In addition, this is the disease which isn't cured perfectly.”
Maybe he was very strange.
My recuperation seemed to have been an exceptional incident.
A Daimoku is really amazing!
A practicing is amazing all in all!
I do thank my friends of Soka Gakkai sincerely!
Sensei has ever taught us this guidance.
“A life should be enjoyed. The goal in one's life is happy. How's your life? If you had a fun experience much, you might be happy. If you had a painful experience more, you might be unhappy, then. However, wise and strong men must conquer any miseries in a courageous manner. The other way, the pessimistic men with no stout hearts must be tormented by small misery. I hope all of you are wise men who enjoy your lives.”
I never forget my heart of delight.
And I am going to ride to victory more and more!
(Ms. Yumi a member of WD in Japan)
+This is an English translation of "題目はすごい！ 学会活動はすごい！".