To My Friends

The ultimate “behavior as a human being”(*)
is making efforts to respect people.
The SGI’s dialogue movement based
on our belief in the Buddha nature
that exists in ourselves and others is
the force for building an ideal society.

(*)”The Three Kinds of Treasure,” WND I, p. 852

“The purpose of the appearance in this world of Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, lies in his
behavior as a human being.”

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

At our inspiring women’s division
general meetings, every participant
is the star of the drama of happiness.
These joyful discussions create
hope and contribute to peace.
Let’s all lend our great support in
appreciation of the women’s division.

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 admonishes,
“In the course of a day one at least smiles
twice or thrice in [the parents’] direction.”(*)
Let’s engage with our mothers and fathers
with smiles.
That is an admirable way to show our
parents that we care.
Let’s treat our parents with kindness
and respect with a heart of gratitude.

(*)”Four Virtues and Four Debts of Gratitude,” WND Vol. 2, p. 636.

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

Let’s give our undivided attention
to our children and grandchildren
and what they have to say.
Let’s share with them the vibrant spirit
of our faith and practice!
Creating a happy and harmonious
family is the surest path to building peace!

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 SGI will eternally win with
capable youth who can
succeed our movement, and
eternally advance with unity
based on faith!
With refreshed resolve, let’s
commence our monumental task
of creating hope and happiness!

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

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