To My Friends
  • Nichiren Daishonin urges us to
    “test the truth of Buddhism now.”(*)
    Action is the power for creating happiness.
    The greater the difficulties, the more
    we should rise to the challenge with
    courageous faith!
    Then we can absolutely open the way
    toward brilliant achievement!

(*)”The Selection of the Time,” WND 1, p. 584
“I say to you, my disciples, try practicing as the
Lotus Sutra teaches, exerting yourselves without begrudging your lives! Test the truth of Buddhism now!

Nam-myoho-renge-kyo,
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.”

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

Test examinees, do your best!
Don’t be defeated by your own
weaknesses!
I will be praying for your health,
growth, advancement and victory.
Please treasure each and every day!

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

“Myo (Mystic) means to revive.”(*)
We are all sending daimoku to our
cherished friends who live in areas
stricken by disaster.
Let’s support one another through the
added hardship of the extreme heat wave,
wisely making good health our priority!

(*)”The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra,” WND I, p. 149
“Myo means to revive, that is, to return to life.”

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

In summer, people are always
on the move, beginning with
visits to their hometowns.
When driving, be vigilant and
cautious, always remembering to
take rest stops as necessary and
strictly observing traffic rules.
Don’t forget to exercise
“your usual prudence”(*)

(*)”The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra,” WND p. 1000 (“It is a matter of rejoicing that your usual prudence and courage, as well as your firm faith in the Lotus Sutra, enabled you to survive unharmed.”)

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

Summer vacation is an
opportunity to strengthen
the bond between parents
and their children.
Listen well to what children
have to say.
Play together, learn together
and nurture a noble and
magnanimous spirit!

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

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