Nichiren Daishonin says,
“[A tree] will not topple if it has
a firm stake to hold it up.”(*)
As long as there are people
who lend their empathy and
a helping hand, a person will
absolutely not be defeated.
Let’s all be a strong support
for our friends!

(*)”Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain,” WND 1, p. 598

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