To all those affected by the
torrential rains, I am sending
you daimoku.(*)
May you be safe!
May you stay healthy!
May you change poison into medicine!(**)

(*) Torrential rains in southwestern Japan have caused massive mudslides and flooding, with the death toll at 126 and rising.

(**) The Buddhist principle that earthly desires and suffering can be transformed into benefit and enlightenment by virtue of the power of the Law.

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