To My Friends

I am praying for the earliest recovery
of all those affected by the recent
natural disasters in regions such
as Hokkaido and Kansai.
May those involved in rescue efforts and
in encouraging victims also remain
absolutely free of accidents!

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

We can absolutely transform even
unexpected adversities into the greatest
happiness and fulfillment in life,
according to the Buddhist principle
of changing poison into medicine.
The purpose of life and of our faith
and practice is everyone’s happiness.
Let’s all pray with an indomitable spirit!

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

Casually uttered words can
hurt someone’s feelings or
inspire and encourage them.
Therefore, understand the weight of
your words and choose them carefully!
Care about the feelings of each
person you engage with!

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 all wholeheartedly encourage
friends who are facing hardships.
What are their worries and concerns?
Being a good listener and empathizing with
their pain and suffering is the driving force
for indomitable growth and advancement!

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

Men’s division members, golden
pillars of our organization!
I express my appreciation for your
strenuous efforts to show actual
proof in the hub of our local
communities and society.
Be bold and courageous individuals
who infuse everyone around you
with a sense of calm and security.

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

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