To My Friends

Let’s attend the satellite broadcast of the
monthly leaders meeting together with
our children and grandchildren.
Our interactions within the Soka family
spark our spirit and character and
serves as the best nourishment for
our growth and development!

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

It is autumn, a time for
fostering capable individuals.
Amidst our efforts to exert ourselves
in the two ways of practice and study,
let’s shine a light on new people
and help them develop and manifest
their abilities.
Therein lies the future of 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

What kind of difficulties are
our friends undergoing?
What are they seeking?
Having a deep understanding of
their needs and concerns is the
first step toward encouraging them.
Make steady and sincere efforts,
and don’t be impatient!

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

The mighty powers of faith and practice
will activate the powers of the Buddha
and the Law, leading to the steady
appearance of benefits.
Let’s lead lives of complete satisfaction
and fulfillment basing ourselves on the
principle of “prayer” leads to “practice.”

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 warmly thank and encourage
our treasured friends who are
striving for kosen-rufu,
“showing [them] the same respect
you would a Buddha.”(*)
From single word spoken from the heart,
waves of hope will spread.

“The Fourteen Slanders,” WND 1, p. 757
You should rise and greet him from afar, showing him the same respect
you would a Buddha.

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

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