To My Friends

“You cannot strike fire from flint
if you stop halfway.”(*)
Challenge yourself and advance
every day!
Maintaining your Buddhist practice
will enable you to develop a state
of absolute, indestructible happiness.

(*)”Earthly Desires are Enlightenment,” WND 1, 319

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

Nichiren Daishonin states,
“I entrust you with the propagation
of Buddhism in your province.”(*)
Today, too, let’s engage in dialogue
with courage and sincerity and expand
people’s connection to Buddhism!
Be the beacon that lights up
your community!

(*)”The Properties of Rice,” WND-1, 1117

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

We are entering a time where
we may experience fatigue due
to changes in the environment.
Let’s pray for each other’s health
and engage in conversation together.
Let’s advance with a robust life condition!

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

This year marks the brilliant 67th
anniversary of the Seikyo newspaper.
I express my deepest appreciation to
the entire readership, all the deliverers,
volunteer correspondents and those
in charge of promoting subscriptions.
May the paper continue to spread words of
encouragement as the “Seikyo” of the world!

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

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When we encourage one another in faith
and unite in solidarity with the spirit of
“many in body, one in mind,”
our respective abilities and strengths
will multiply a thousandfold and
our courage and wisdom, a millionfold!
Let’s continue to forge ahead
evermore brightly and
evermore harmoniously!

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

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