Let’s warmly thank and encourage
our treasured friends who are
striving for kosen-rufu,
“showing [them] the same respect
you would a Buddha.”(*)
From single word spoken from the heart,
waves of hope will spread.

“The Fourteen Slanders,” WND 1, p. 757
You should rise and greet him from afar, showing him the same respect
you would a Buddha.

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