Rather than comparing ourselves
to others and feeling anxious,
let’s create an unwavering and
indestructible self!
Buddhism teaches the principle of
“cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms,”
which elucidates the unique diversity and
beauty of all living entities.
Each one of us invariably has a
unique mission that is ours alone.

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