"All of our efforts are connected to the Gohonzon, to kosen-rufu, and to our practice of the Daishonin's Buddhism. Please have profound conviction that every effort you are making will turn into benefit.
"Second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda declared: 'Didn't the Daishonin struggle his entire life? Doesn't he state in his writings: "Buddhism primarily concerns itself with victory or defeat" (WND-1, 835)? We have no choice, therefore, but to challenge ourselves.'
"Without challenging ourselves, we tend to grow lazy and complacent. When we try to overcome various hardships, we can do our human revolution. That's why we must continue challenging ourselves."
SGI Newsletter No. 8820, On Our Shared Journey for Kosen-rufu—II, (11) Faith Means Exerting Ourselves Bravely and Vigorously