To My Friends

“Myo (Mystic) means to revive.”(*)
We are all sending daimoku to our
cherished friends who live in areas
stricken by disaster.
Let’s support one another through the
added hardship of the extreme heat wave,
wisely making good health our priority!

(*)”The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra,” WND I, p. 149
“Myo means to revive, that is, to return to life.”

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

In summer, people are always
on the move, beginning with
visits to their hometowns.
When driving, be vigilant and
cautious, always remembering to
take rest stops as necessary and
strictly observing traffic rules.
Don’t forget to exercise
“your usual prudence”(*)

(*)”The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra,” WND p. 1000 (“It is a matter of rejoicing that your usual prudence and courage, as well as your firm faith in the Lotus Sutra, enabled you to survive unharmed.”)

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

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Summer vacation is an
opportunity to strengthen
the bond between parents
and their children.
Listen well to what children
have to say.
Play together, learn together
and nurture a noble and
magnanimous spirit!

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

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Nichiren Daishonin says,
“Nothing is more certain than actual
proof.”(*)
Nothing speaks more eloquently
than personal experience.
Let’s vibrantly share our inspirations!
Everyone has a leading role at the
discussion meeting!

(*)”The Teaching, Practice and Proof,” WND 1, p. 478

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

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When we light the way for others,
our own path will also become clear.(*)
Therefore, let’s shine a light of encouragement
for friends who are suffering and
together, take a fresh step forward!

(*)”On the Three Virtues of Food, ” WND II, p. 1060
“[I]f one lights a fire for others, one will brighten one’s own way.”
GZ p.1598

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

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