Youth are the “pillars” of world peace.
They are the “eyes” that will open the future.
They are “the great ship” that will save
the people burdened by difficulties.
Together with the young people of Soka,
let’s make our planet Earth into a place
of harmonious coexistence where lives
shine with brilliance!

(*)”Opening of the Eyes (1),” WND 1, 281
“I will be the pillar of Japan. I will be the eyes of Japan. I will be the
greatship of Japan. This is my vow, and I will never forsake it!”

Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.