To My Friends

The “seeds of Buddhahood” are
sown widely in the inner realm of our
friends’ hearts to the extent we
engage them in dialogue.
Let’s praise one another for our
strenuous efforts and joyfully
expand the fellowship of the
Bodhisattvas of the Earth!

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To My Friends

“If one joint [of a bamboo] is ruptured,
then all the joints will split.”(*)
A single, earnest individual can
create a momentous history.
Let’s advance with courage upon
courage!

(*)”Letter to Horen,” WND 1, p. 512 (referring to the domino effect, or a chain reaction)

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To My Friends

“Ones thoughts are expressed
in ones voice.”(*)
Our deep prayers with our friends
in our thoughts will definitely
reverberate in their hearts.
Let’s sincerely and refreshingly
spread dialogue infused
with happiness.

(*)Opening the Eyes of Wooden and Painted Images, WND 1, p. 86

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To My Friends

We are in a time when people are
deeply and strongly seeking Buddhism.
When we take action remaining true
to our convictions, we can gain
rapport and understanding.
Let’s expand our solidarity of good!

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To My Friends

For what purpose do we live?
The depth of our aspirations
determines our life’s worth.
Let’s exuberantly advance along
our chosen path toward the
great ideal of kosen-rufu!

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