To My Friends

The greatest obstacle that prevents you
from advancing is not the
environment that surrounds you.
It is your own cowardly heart.
“Summon up the courage of a lion king”(*)
and tackle what must be done right now
with all your might!

(*)”On Persecutions Befalling the Sage,” WND I, p. 997.

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

Nichiren Daishonin states,
“Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like
the roar of a lion.”(*)
Our faith and practice enables us to
achieve good health and long life.
Those of you who are fighting sickness and
family members who are supporting them–
never be defeated!

(*)”Letter to Kyo’o,” WND I p. 412

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

Leaders should be modest and humble.
Let’s convey our appreciation and respect for
those around us through our words and actions.
This is in keeping with Nichiren Daishonin’s words,
“The purpose of the appearance in this world of

Shakyamuni Buddha … lies in his behavior
as a
human being.”(*)

(*)”The Three Kinds of Treasure,” WND-1, p. 853

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

Chanting earnest daimoku every day
enables us to break through inertia
and force of habit.
Our faith and practice leads to boundless
growth and development.
Today, again, let’s spend the day in
cheerful spirits with refreshed 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

“Ones thoughts are expressed
in ones voice.”(*)
Let’s acknowledge and express
our appreciation for the tireless
efforts of our treasured friends and
lavish them with praise and
encouragement!
Let’s create golden waves of joy!

(*)Opening the Eyes of Wooden and Painted Images, WND 1, p. 86

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

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