To My Friends

Having deep gratitude and
appreciation is the source of
boundless courage.
Young men and women who
are taking flight into your future–
may you be good sons and daughters
who appreciate your parents as you
advance along the path of
the springtime of your youth.

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

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“Associate with good companions.”(*)
Positive encounters are life-changing.
Friends who inspire one another to
greater heights are lifetime treasures.

(*)”The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon,” (WND I, 832) / “Letter to Renjo,” (WND II, 7)
“Thrust aside evil friends and associate with good companions.” — a quote from the Lotus Sutra

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

It’s the beginning of the new business and
school year.(*)
Let’s get off to a running start with refreshed
passion and vigor like one reborn!
Take to heart Toda Sensei’s powerful cry,
“In life, be bold!”

(*)In Japan, graduation is in March and the entrance ceremony is at the beginning of April. Businesses also make a fresh start in April, including promotions and job transfers.

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

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Mission is not something that
is given to us by someone else.
We choose for ourselves the
place where we will win, and
that is the true stage of
our brilliant glory!

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

Remember, “It is the heart that is important.”(*)
When we chant daimoku and take action
with a sense of appreciation, our lives will
shine with fortune!
Let’s work for kosen-rufu with joy and courage
to create happiness for ourselves and others.

(*)”The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra,” WND I, p. 1000
Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.

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