"As the advent of SGI's "Contribution Activity" draws near, it would be appropriate, I think, to reference, " On The Four Stage of Practice"
"Question: For practitioners in the Latter Day of the Law, who have just aroused the aspiration for enlightenment, what types of practices are prohibited?
Answer: Such persons are restricted from practicing almsgiving, the keeping of the precepts, and the others of the five paramitas, and are directed to chant Namu-Myoho-Renge-Kyo exclusively....if the beginner should attempt to carry out various other practices and the daimoku at the same time, then all benefits will be completely lost." (WND vol. I,p. 786-787)
The cover page of "Young Lions" insert in the WT , Springtime 2012 was covered with little piggy banks decorated with flowers...." -- Katie