To My Friends

The more good books we read,
the more we can cultivate a
magnanimous spirit.
Let’s challenge ourselves to
read even a little.
Those who continue to learn
are never deadlocked!

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

The Daishonin states,
“Iron, when heated in the flames
and pounded, becomes a fine sword.”(*)
The hardships that we undergo in our
youth become treasures that
cultivate our character.
Today, too, let’s challenge ourselves
and advance!

(*)”Letter from Sado,” WND-1, p. 303

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 urges us to
    “test the truth of Buddhism now.”(*)
    Action is the power for creating happiness.
    The greater the difficulties, the more
    we should rise to the challenge with
    courageous faith!
    Then we can absolutely open the way
    toward brilliant achievement!

(*)”The Selection of the Time,” WND 1, p. 584
“I say to you, my disciples, try practicing as the
Lotus Sutra teaches, exerting yourselves without begrudging your lives! Test the truth of Buddhism now!

Nam-myoho-renge-kyo,
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.”

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

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Test examinees, do your best!
Don’t be defeated by your own
weaknesses!
I will be praying for your health,
growth, advancement and victory.
Please treasure each and every day!

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

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“Myo (Mystic) means to revive.”(*)
We are all sending daimoku to our
cherished friends who live in areas
stricken by disaster.
Let’s support one another through the
added hardship of the extreme heat wave,
wisely making good health our priority!

(*)”The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra,” WND I, p. 149
“Myo means to revive, that is, to return to life.”

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

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