“Words echo the thoughts of the mind

and find expression through
the voice.”(*)
“Encouragement week” is upon us.(**)
Let’s engage in heartfelt conversations
with our fellow members and inspire
them with reassurance and hope.

(*)”The Unanimous Declaration by the Buddhas…,” WND-2, 843
(**)In Soka Gakkai in Japan, one week out of each month is designated as “encouragement week” for spending time visiting, meeting and encouraging fellow members and keeping meetings to a minimum.

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