To My Friends

When we share the humanistic
philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism
with others, both the person who is
doing the sharing and the person doing
the listening will reap boundless and
immeasurable benefits that continue
to unfold with shining brilliance.
Let’s engage in sincere and courageous
dialogue that creates happiness for
oneself and others.

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To My Friends

Privately-owned community and
activity centers are treasured castles
of kosen-rufu in our communities.
While attending meetings at these centers,
let’s exercise utmost courtesy to and
consideration for the neighbors
when parking our bicycles and cars,
as well as refraining from loud
conversations on the street.

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To My Friends

Genuine prayer entails our
vow to work for kosen-rufu.
“I will absolutely make this happen!”
The drama of human revolution begins
from such strong resolve.
Let’s chant clear, resounding daimoku
with firm conviction!

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To My Friends

Autumn, the season for fostering
capable people, is upon us!
Let’s wholeheartedly support
candidates of our traditional
study exam [on the philosophy
of Nichiren Buddhism and history
of Soka Gakkai].
Together, let’s engrave the gosho
in our hearts and make a fresh vow
for kosen-rufu!

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To My Friends

It’s time for our uplifting
discussion meetings.
Let’s turn the spotlight on
each person and have everyone
share their personal experiences
of practicing Nichiren Buddhism!
“‘Joy’ means that oneself and others
together experience joy.”(*)
Let’s exuberantly sing an anthem of life
reflecting this spirit!

(*)Refers to “joy” [in the passage “the benefits of responding with joy” (OTT, 146)

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