The song “The Dove” on this little film below is from my C.D that I produced in Barcelona, Spain in the year 2000.
(link to C.D. here below)
I composed this song for Our Sensei as he is, to me, “The Dove” in the song.
Soon after finishing this Disc, (a huge endeavor I might add, loaded with Obstacles!),
I put a dedication inside called “Attitude of Gratitude “where I thanked all the Musicians and lastly and most importantly I thanked our mentor in life Daisaku Ikeda. *see photo below.
I sent this C.D. to Our Sensei (Daisaku Ikeda) in Japan with a Thank you note for all his encouragement over the years. I also asked him to please listen to this song and another called Wayward Plaint as these 2 songs were dedicated to him.
In the beginning of October of that year (2000) October 8th. I received a message from our, then, General Director in Spain (Mr. Shimizu). Sensei wanted him to give me this personal message. He translated the message from Japanese to Spanish then I had to translate the message to English as I didn’t understand the word despegar. So …an English translation of this message, as far as I could figure out was: “I LISTENED TO YOUR C.D. AND I AM PRAYING FOR YOUR GREAT TAKE-OFF!”
I was overwhelmed with Gratitude compounded by the fact that instead of the normal, but still wondrous, response of Thank you for your C.D. He said “I listened to your C.D.!”
What happened next was only revealed some time much later on.
On October 31st 2000, I quit drinking completely and started attending support meetings for people who have a desire to stop addictive, alcoholic, behavior.
This was the moment I overcame my life-long and profoundly deep and debilitating battle with Alcohol. It was much; much later that, upon reflection, that I realized that it was the same exact month, some days after I received this message from our Sensei. There is now no doubt in my mind that the 2 occurrences at the same time are NO COINCIDENCE! How appreciative I felt and continue to feel is without words! I WOULD LOVE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TOO: Please connect your heart to our Sensei through your chanting of appreciation and actions for Kosen Rufu. It will absolutely pay off more than your Wildest Dreams can IMAGINE!
This was an impossible dream made possible!
Here is my video of deepest Gratitude to my Sensei