To My Friends

In The Orally Transmitted Teachings,
Nichiren Daishonin states,
“Difficulties will arise, and these are to be
looked on as peaceful practices.”(*)
Hardships are golden opportunities for growth.
Let’s courageously chant daimoku and
cultivate a rich life condition!

(*)”Chapter Fourteen: Peaceful Practices: Five important points–Point One, concerning the ‘Peaceful Practices’ chapter,” OTT, p.115

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To My Friends

Be careful to not catch cold
or succumb to influenza.
Rigorously observe preventative
measures such as wearing masks(*),
washing our hands and gargling.
Let’s advance with cheerful enthusiasm,
with good health our priority.

(*)In Japan and some other densely populated countries, it is a social etiquette to wear a mask when one has a cold or flu to prevent spreading the virus. It is also worn to prevent catching colds or the flu.

 

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Leaders, let’s go meet
our fellow members.
When we engage in face-to-face
dialogue, our hearts will resonate
and we can help people develop.
Wisdom and strength are found
in the forefront of the organization.

 

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No prayer will go unanswered
and all good fortune will be bestowed.(*)
With powerful faith and practice, we
can unleash the unlimited powers
of the Buddha and the Law.
Let’s help friends join our solidarity
of happiness!

(*)This comes from a commentary by Nichikan Shonin on “The True Object of Worship.”

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“Diligently polish your mirror
night and day.”(*)
Every day is a win-or-lose battle.
Let’s continue to assiduously chant
daimoku and create treasures
of the heart!

(*)”On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime,” WND I, p. 4
“Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.”

 

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