10 Apr 2020 Opening of the Soka Treasure Light Reception Centre
On April 3, a simple ceremony was held to mark the completion and handover of the Soka Treasure Light Reception Centre.
On April 2 issue of Seikyo Shimbun, SGI President Ikeda wrote in his encouragement:
A magnificent new facility, the Soka Treasure Light Reception Center, has been completed in Shinanomachi, Tokyo, standing on the same block as a site once slated to house the Soka Gakkai Headquarters many decades ago. …
In the Lotus Sutra, the god of the sun is referred to as “Jeweled Glow” (LSOC1, 36), written with the same Chinese characters as “Treasure Light.”
Explaining that such guardian deities—protective functions of the universe—will definitely safeguard those who have strong faith in the Mystic Law, the Daishonin declares: “Employ the strategy of the Lotus Sutra before any other” (WND-1, 1001).
I am praying and waiting for the day when members from throughout Japan and the world,their smiling faces aglow with the joy of victory, can gather at the new Soka Treasure Light Reception Center, a “castle of the sun,” a symbol of good fortune and benefit.
Today again, let us courageously radiate the treasure light of mentor and disciple – the fearless hearts of lion kings – to illuminate the places where we have vowed to fulfil our mission!”
In his speech at the ceremony, President Harada said: “The Soka Treasure Light Reception Center symbolizes our ‘Members First’ spirit and it is, at the same time a symbol of hope for all members.
“Most of all, it is a symbol of the ‘victory of mentor and disciple’ in ushering in May 3, which marks the 60th anniversary of Sensei’s inauguration as 3rd president of the Soka Gakkai.
“Let’s pray with ever greater fervour for the peace and happiness of the world so that we can realize the day when members from throughout Japan and the world, their smiling faces aglow with the joy of victory, can gather at the new Soka Treasure Light Reception Center the soonest possible.”
(Translated from Seikyo Shimbun, 4 April 2020)