To My Friends

Golden Week(*) is finally upon us.
Let’s strengthen our bonds with
friends and relatives whom we
don’t usually have a chance to see.
Let’s spend each day meaningfully,
cultivating and expanding new
friendships and exchanges.

(*)Japan is entering “Golden Week” that comprises many holidays, which includes April 30 (Showa Day–originally Emperor Showa’s birthday), May 3 (Constitution Memorial Day), May 4 (Greenery Day), and May 5 (Boy’s Day).

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

When we take action for
the sake of others, we are
are able to manifest greater
strength than when we take
action merely for ourselves.
This is the way of life of Soka.
Together, let’s lead lives of
unwavering conviction!

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

As the saying goes,
“A clear spring flows beneath your feet.”
Create your mission where you are and
achieve results through effort and challenge!
From there, the doors to brilliant success
will open without fail!

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

A sense of responsibility for protecting
our fellow members is demonstrated
through small acts of care and kindness
and sensitivity to others’ feelings and needs.
How is their health? How is their family life,
or their work situation?
Let’s be leaders who go out of their way
to helping others.

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 great Buddhism of the sun will spread
throughout Jambudvipa (the entire world)
with the solidarity of Soka.
Let’s spread happiness by expanding
people’s connection to Buddhism,
upholding the towering spirit with which
the Daishonin established his teachings.
We advance, brimming with courage!

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

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