To My Friends

When we light the way for others,
our own path will also become clear.(*)
Therefore, let’s shine a light of encouragement
for friends who are suffering and
together, take a fresh step forward!

(*)”On the Three Virtues of Food, ” WND II, p. 1060
“[I]f one lights a fire for others, one will brighten one’s own way.”
GZ p.1598

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

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To My Friends

Every Future Division member(*),
without exception, is a capable
individual with a profound mission.
Let’s nurture them with heartfelt
encouragement, as they are
the world’s hope!
Together, let’s spend the summer
growing and advancing in leaps
and bounds!

(*)Young people approx. 6 to 18 years of age.

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

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Our connections to people provide
the strength and power for
revival and resurgence.
Let’s stay in close communications
to ensure that no one feels isolated!
Remember, “the voice carries out the
work of the Buddha.”(*)

(*)”Nam-myoho-renge-kyo” chapter, THE RECORD OF THE ORALLY TRANSMITTED
TEACHINGS, p. 4

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

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Youth who take action are the
hope for achieving resilience–
that is, the strength for surmounting
all hardships.
Youthful Bodhisattvas of the Earth,
be the pillar of strength, wisdom and
bright cheer in our quest to spread
the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren
Buddhism toward the realization of
a peaceful and flourishing society!

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

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To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin states,
“Both oneself and others together
will take joy in their possession
of wisdom and compassion.”(*)
A boundless wellspring of love exists
in the lives of all people.
Buddhism enables us to manifest
this boundless love!

(*)The Orally Transmitted Teachings, p. 146

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

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