Buddhism teaches the principle of
“cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms,”(*)
which elucidates the unique diversity and
beauty of all living entities.
The speed at which people develop and the
kind of “flower” that blossoms forth from
their lives are different.
Therefore, let’s cheerfully and brightly
inspire others to develop their innate
strengths and positive potential.

(*)cf OTT p. 200

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