To My Friends

Those who shoulder the most difficult
of tasks are honorable leading disciples!
Fellow members of mighty Kansai!
Let’s demonstrate our “ever-victorious”
genuine power and strength that makes
everyone marvel in amazement!

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

Mighty Kanto, be the pillar of Soka!
The courage to take one more step
is the key to winning in the end.
Together, let’s create “memor[ies] of [our]

present life in this human world.”(*)

(*)”Questions and Answers About Embracing the Lotus Sutra” (WND I p. 64)

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

Members of Tohoku, who tread
the path of unwavering conviction!
The time has come to demonstrate
your true mettle!
Incisively engage in dialogue to “refute
the erroneous and reveal the true” with
the dauntless spirit of Tohoku of old(*)
toward the culminating phase of the
advance of kosen-rufu!

(*)Michinoku is an ancient name for northeastern Japan. Also called Mutsu. (WND-1, 889, footnote)

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

Create a fresh groundswell for kosen-rufu
from Hokkaido, alive with the shared
commitment of mentor and disciple!
With an indomitable fighting spirit
manifesting three times the effort,
let’s joyfully and courageously take action
and engage in conversation, chronicling an
indestructible history of 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 the spirit to widely share
Nichiren Buddhism with others
that will determine victory.
Let’s take to heart Nichiren Daishonin’s
words, “But still I am not discouraged.”(*)
No matter what, basing ourselves on
chanting daimoku, let’s cheerfully and
thoroughly take the offensive!

(*)”The Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood,” WND I, p. 748.

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

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