To My Friends

Our faith and practice infuses
us with indomitable strength.
We can absolutely surmount
any and all adversity.
Let’s steadfastly hold aloft the
banner of brilliant victory where
we happen to be right now!

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 provides
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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Nichiren Daishonin says,
“[A tree] will not topple if it has
a firm stake to hold it up.”(*)
As long as there are people
who lend their empathy and
a helping hand, a person will
absolutely not be defeated.
Let’s all be a strong support
for our friends!

(*)”Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain,” WND 1, p. 598

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

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Take extra precautions against
heatstroke!
Never push yourself beyond
your limits.
Drink plenty of liquids, replenish
sodium loss and maintain a
moderate room temperature.
To all those in areas affected by
recent natural disasters,
please take care of your health!

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

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To all those affected by the
torrential rains, I am sending
you daimoku.(*)
May you be safe!
May you stay healthy!
May you change poison into medicine!(**)

(*) Torrential rains in southwestern Japan have caused massive mudslides and flooding, with the death toll at 126 and rising.

(**) The Buddhist principle that earthly desires and suffering can be transformed into benefit and enlightenment by virtue of the power of the Law.

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

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