To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin states,
“The seeds of Buddhahood
sprout through causation.”(*)
Let’s treasure each and every
connection we have and spend
this summer deepening friendships,
fostering capable individuals and
developing an expansive life
condition together!

(*)”On the Properties of Rice,” WND 1, p. 1117; from the Lotus Sutra,
Chapter Two–Expedient Means

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

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To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin encourages us to
“change poison into medicine.”(*)
There is absolutely reason and meaning
for all our worries and difficulties.
Robust optimism is eloquent
testament to being a Buddhist!

“The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra,” WND 1, p. 146
[The Lotus Sutra is] like a great physician who can change poison into medicine.

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

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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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  • 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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