To My Friends

The Daishonin encourages us to
“strive ever harder in faith(*).”
The Buddhas and heavenly deities
will be roused to action through
our indomitable prayer and efforts.
With a tenacity of purpose and
unity based on a kindred spirit,
let’s bring to bloom
cherry blossoms of Soka
in rampant profusion!

(*)”Letter to Niike,” WND I p. 1027

To My Friends

Cultivating fresh horizons for kosen-rufu
is the mission of my friends of Hokkaido
who share profound ties with the
three founding presidents.(*)
Let’s courageously spread people’s connection
to Nichiren Buddhism, ablaze with the spirit
and momentum of a charging lion!
Adorn spring with a profusion of benefits!

(*)Hokkaido has strong historical ties to the first three presidents.

To My Friends

To our fellow members of great Kyushu(*)
who brim with the shared vow of
mentor and disciple!
I ask you to stand boldly in the vanguard
with the heroic roar of a lion!
May the “land of fire” of Japanese legend
reverberate with your jubilant cheers!

(*) the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands

To My Friends

Friends of Shin’etsu(*),
home of the mountain range
of capable people–
Arise fearlessly!
Holding high the banner of courage,
commence a great march brimming with
the spirit of many in body, one in mind
toward our glorious and decisive struggle!

(*) In the Soka Gakkai organization, the Shin’etsu Region is comprised of Nagano and Niigata prefectures.

To My Friends

Those who are wholeheartedly dedicated
to the faith and practice of
Nichiren Buddhism never reach
a deadlock.
Let’s grow stronger in spirit day by day
and take a step forward toward
Our hearts overflow with hope!

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