To My Friends

Shakyamuni Buddha stated,
“Having good friends is the entire
essence of our Buddhist practice.”
The SGI is a gathering of good friends.
Fellow members with whom we can
engage with and inspire one another
to elevate our life condition are
the driving force for our personal
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

A day spent creating value
begins with the determination
we make in the morning.
Basing ourselves on resonant
gongyo and daimoku, let’s deepen
our prayer to fulfill our vow for kosen-rufu
and advance with vibrant 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

“Let us discuss the question at length.”(*)
Our discussion meetings, which are directly
connected to Nichiren Daishonin’s spirit,
are our springboard to life.
Let’s hold meetings that friends
and Future Division members (young people)
can enjoy and where everyone can share the
“gold medals” they have won in life!

(*)”On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land,” WND 1, p. 7

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 go and warmly engage
with members who are unable
to attend meetings.
Wholeheartedly treasuring each
person is the heart of Soka.
Let’s shine a light of hope into
every corner of our organization!

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

We can break through walls
of obstacles with an unyielding
tenacity of purpose and
steadfast action!
Today, again, let’s challenge
ourselves to advance one step,
based on resolute prayer!

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

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