To My Friends

Take precautions to prevent
fires during the dry season.
Let’s keep from letting down our
guard and being lulled into
thinking “I’ll be just fine.”
Let’s remind one another to
conduct safety checks for
possible fire hazards.

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

To those preparing for exams,
do your best!
Guard against catching cold.
Don’t compare yourself to others
but rather, win over yourself of yesterday!
Advance toward a glorious spring 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

Construction requires arduous struggle.
Moment by moment, let’s break through
apathy and inertia and move forward
with a refreshed determination!
Every effort we make, every challenge
we take, leads to each of us accomplishing
“my human revolution”!

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

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Buddhism teaches the principle of
“cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms,”(*)
which elucidates the unique diversity and
beauty of all living entities.
The speed at which people develop and the
kind of “flower” that blossoms forth from
their lives are different.
Therefore, let’s cheerfully and brightly
inspire others to develop their innate
strengths and positive potential.

(*)cf OTT p. 200

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

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Let’s all lend our warmhearted support for
the general meetings of the sisters of the
Kayo-kai(*), redolent with hopes and dreams!
I extend my appreciation to the women’s
division for your support and encouragement.
Let’s open wide the “gates of happiness” with
inspiring words of hope and friendship !

(*)The name for a special training group of the young womens division
that also equates all young women who are active in the organization.
(Literally “Flower-Sun Group”)

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

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