To My Friends

Our home is the best place to share
and pass on our faith and practice.
Every day, let’s do gongyo as a family
and endeavor to develop our lives.

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To My Friends

Always keep promises.
Don’t be late.
Sincere actions build
deep trust.
Excel in people’s diplomacy!

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To My Friends

Challenge yourself to tackle
even disciplines and fields
that you are weak in.
That one courageous step
will transform your life.
Always aim to develop yourself
ever more!

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The brass band and fife-and-drum corps
are exerting themselves in various
local events and festivities.
Their passionate dance gives hope to all and
their lucid melodies infuse us with pride.
Let’s thank them for their brilliant performance!

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The Daishonin stated,
‘The ray of light from the daimoku reaches
all the way to the hell of incessant suffering
and makes it possible for [the deceased] to attain
Buddhahood then and there.(*)
Our prayer, brimming with our sacred vow,
is the ultimate memorial for the deceased.
Together, let’s embark on a journey of
“eternity, happiness, true self and purity.”

(*)”Chapter One: Introduction, Point Five, the words “[The light] reaching downward as far as the Avichi hell,” THE RECORD OF THE ORALLY TRANSMITTED TEACHINGS, p. 17

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