To My Friends

Let’s cherish our new members
and help them become happy!
Let’s all continue to provide warm
encouragement so that the day
will come soon when they feel
glad that they took up faith
in Nichiren Buddhism.

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 hold discussion meetings
alive with the spirit of March 16
and our vow for kosen-rufu.
We are champions of the religious world.
Let’s engage in lively conversations with
joy and pride in our hearts!

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

Youth are the “pillars” of world peace.
They are the “eyes” that will open the future.
They are “the great ship” that will save
the people burdened by difficulties.
Together with the young people of Soka,
let’s make our planet Earth into a place
of harmonious coexistence where lives
shine with brilliance!

(*)”Opening of the Eyes (1),” WND 1, 281
“I will be the pillar of Japan. I will be the eyes of Japan. I will be the
greatship of Japan. This is my vow, and I will never forsake it!”

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

One earnestly determined individual
can vitalize the lives of friends
with courage and inspiration.
Make one more effort, take one more
tenacious step forward and create a surging
groundswell of expansion for kosen-rufu!

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

When we wholeheartedly encourage
others, we ourselves become strong
and our spirits will be uplifted.
[The Orally Transmitted Teachings states]
“‘Joy’ means that oneself and others
together experience joy.”(*)
Let’s share the great joys of engaging
in SGI activities with that friend and
that fellow member!

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

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

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