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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To My Friends

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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To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin encourages us to
“change poison into medicine.”(*)
There is absolutely reason and meaning
for all our worries and difficulties.
Robust optimism is eloquent
testament to being a Buddhist!

“The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra,” WND 1, p. 146
[The Lotus Sutra is] like a great physician who can change poison into medicine.

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

The more good books we read,
the more we can cultivate a
magnanimous spirit.
Let’s challenge ourselves to
read even a little.
Those who continue to learn
are never deadlocked!

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

The Daishonin states,
“Iron, when heated in the flames
and pounded, becomes a fine sword.”(*)
The hardships that we undergo in our
youth become treasures that
cultivate our character.
Today, too, let’s challenge ourselves
and advance!

(*)”Letter from Sado,” WND-1, p. 303

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

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