To My Friends

In summer, there is a surge in the
number of accidents that occur on
the ocean, rivers and mountains.
Take precautions against
changeable weather, and take
the best care of your health.
Always stay alert, and never
let down your guard!

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

Those who share Nichiren Buddhism
with others are all envoys of the Buddha.
Your earnest and sincere spirit will
definitely be conveyed without fail.
The fortune and benefit you gain from
your efforts will shine with brilliance
for all eternity!

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

Set clear-cut goals for the day
and challenge the day’s battles
with all your might!
Steadily advancing one step at
a time is the force for traversing
through difficult paths.
Aim to be the most wonderful and
outstanding self that you can be!

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

Nichiren Daishonin urges,
“Become the master
of your mind
rather than let your mind
master you.”(*)
We can orient ourselves toward happiness
by being in control of our capricious,
ever-changing mind.
This is the true joy of our faith and practice!

(*)”Reply to the Lay Priest Soya,” WND 1, p. 486

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

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Nichiren Daishonin states,
“The seeds of Buddhahood
sprout through causation.”(*)
Let’s treasure each and every
connection we have and spend
this summer deepening friendships,
fostering capable individuals and
developing an expansive life
condition together!

(*)”On the Properties of Rice,” WND 1, p. 1117; from the Lotus Sutra,
Chapter Two–Expedient Means

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

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