To My Friends

Let’s give cheerful and vibrant year-end
and new year greetings!
“The seeds of Buddhahood
sprout through causation.”(*)
Let’s nurture and expand friendship
and the connections to Buddhism
we have fostered with our neighbors,
friends and relatives.

(*)”On the Properties of Rice,” WND 1, p. 1117

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To My Friends

On a regular basis, let’s remember
to express our appreciation to
our neighbors and colleagues at the
workplace to whom we are indebted.
Our sincere actions will strengthen
bonds of trust.

 

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[The Orally Transmitted Teachings states]
“‘Joy’ means that oneself and others
together experience joy.”(*)
Let’s wholeheartedly applaud and congratulate
one another for our valiant efforts!
Therein lies joy and fortune!

(*)Refers to “joy” [in the passage “the benefits of responding with joy” (OTT, 146)

 

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The key to fostering capable
individuals lies in continuation.
Let’s continue to believe in people’s
potential, and pray for them and
encourage them patiently, tirelessly
and cheerfully!

 

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“Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the
greatest of all joys.”(*)
Daimoku is the wellspring of hope!
Today, too, let’s create value while
chanting and spreading the Mystic Law.

(*)The Orally Transmitted Teachings, p. 212

 

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