To My Friends

Let’s confidently share this Buddhism
that enables all people to become happy!
Let’s brim with the great vow for kosen-rufu
and strike a chord in our friends’ hearts with
our voices ringing with hope and courage!

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

Let’s visit our members one by one
and fill them with joy and inspiration!
If we meet them and engage them in
conversation, both you and they will
be invigorated and energized.
Let’s take broad action with our lives
brimming with vibrant enthusiasm!

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

Buddhism is a teaching of
unsurpassed reason.
Let’s lead vibrant lives,
healthy of body and mind,
with quality sleep, moderate exercise
and a diet based on good common sense.

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

” Sick people will surely
attain Buddhahood”(*)
Illness deepens faith and
is an opportunity to develop
the life condition of Buddha.
Chant daimoku that resounds like a
powerful lion’s roar and never be
defeated by the “devil” sickness!

(*)”The Good Medicine for All Ills,” WND 1, p. 937

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

Study is the backbone of our faith.
When we study the Daishonin’s writings
in earnest, we gain wisdom that
opens up our lives and radiate
with the courage to widely engage
in Buddhist dialogue.
Be a person of wisdom who carries
out the two ways of practice and study!

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

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