Friday 18th November is the anniversary of the founding of the Soka Gakkai in 1930, as well as the anniversary of first President Makiguchi passing away in 1944. Attached is SGI President Ikeda???s message to the 21st HQ meeting in Tokyo which served as the start of the celebrations for this anniversary.
I always think of this date as an opportunity to express my gratitude for all the contributions of our pioneers who have enabled the kosen-rufu movement to develop to what it is today. There are many ways we can express gratitude, in the same way that there are many ways to contribute. Many people take this opportunity to make a financial contribution for the development of the kosen-rufu movement, and I would like to use this short message to express my gratitude for that support. Nichiren Daishonin reminds us ???you may think you offered gifts to the treasure tower of the Thus Come One Many Treasures, but that is not so. You offered them to yourself. You, yourself, are a Thus Come One who is originally enlightened and endowed with the three bodies. You should chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with this conviction. (WND-1, p299-300).
Thank you very much for all your hard work for kosen-rufu in the United Kingdom.
Please share this message with the members in your area.
Very best wishes,