WYGM 2020 Impression and Convictions
This year, the world’s situation become even more challenging and uncertain. At times like this, the World Youth General Meeting served as a reminder that the youth of Soka, all around the world, is continuously and unfailingly determined to strive for peace and happiness for themselves and everyone else. The historical event was an opportunity for every youth to renew their vow and carry out the mentor’s spirit in their lives. Let us challenge to develop ourselves toward the centennial anniversary of Soka Gakkai in 2030!
In the coming year 2030, I am earnestly praying that the pandemic we are currently facing will end and we will have a new beginning and hope. By that time, I know that the faith of each and every one of us, has deepened and strengthened. I believe that continuously chanting more daimoku will lead us to a brighter tomorrow.
Sophia Patrice Pascual
Being part of the WYGM is indeed a good fortune. Singing with my heart and vowing to Sensei as if I’m in front of him performing; it was overwhelming. My conviction is to rise up together with my fellow youth and encourage every person that I will meet and plant the seeds of hope by teaching them Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. My vow is to never forsake my faith and to deepen it day by day.
Li Del Rosario
As a youth division from Cagayan Valley chapter, I vow to support all the meetings and help foster capable youth successors. My ultimate dream is to establish a culture center in Isabela province. With my sincere chanting, I am confident that I am creating a solid state of life that will help me improve my compassion and extend words of encouragement to other people, enabling me therefore to achieve my human revolution.
Rolf Peter Delos Santos
The world youth general meeting is a one of a kind experience. This gathering of youth all over the world gave us the invigorating eagerness to continue the journey towards worldwide Kosen-rufu. In these trying times, I am more determined to participate in Gakkai activities because now more than ever, we, the comrades in faith must help each other to uplift our spirits and together we will overcome this challenging times.
Christine Mae Tibon
Heading toward 2030, our faith has started to strengthen and become more profound. Under Ikeda Sensei’s leadership, the movement for kosen-rufu has become innovative and all the members are being cooperative. As a youth disciple, I am determined to achieve my dreams and fulfill my vow for kosen-rufu. Together, let us soar high and weave our strands into a wide network of having peaceful reactions.
John Vinson Go
I was honored when I became a part of the chorus group from around the globe to sing the new Gakkai Song “Eternal Journey with Sensei” during the World Youth General Meeting. From now on toward 2030, my conviction is that as a YMD leader here in Bacolod area, I renewed my determination to be strong in my faith and practice and consistently study the spirit of our mentor, Ikeda Sensei, through the ‘The New Human Revolution’. I will reach out and encourage my fellow YMD members and establish a strong unity among ourselves.
As future successor of spreading the law, I vow to be one with Sensei and make his dream possible by exerting effort in practicing for oneself and others. Taking step forward for kosen-rufu through following sensei’s guidance, and reading The New Human Revolution series to have courage as I’ve always perceived in his writings. #riseuptogether #oneheartwithsensei