To My Friends

Leaders should be modest and humble.
Let’s convey our appreciation and respect for
those around us through our words and actions.
This is in keeping with Nichiren Daishonin’s words,
“The purpose of the appearance in this world of

Shakyamuni Buddha … lies in his behavior
as a
human being.”(*)

(*)”The Three Kinds of Treasure,” WND-1, p. 853

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

Chanting earnest daimoku every day
enables us to break through inertia
and force of habit.
Our faith and practice leads to boundless
growth and development.
Today, again, let’s spend the day in
cheerful spirits with refreshed enthusiasm!

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

“Ones thoughts are expressed
in ones voice.”(*)
Let’s acknowledge and express
our appreciation for the tireless
efforts of our treasured friends and
lavish them with praise and
encouragement!
Let’s create golden waves of joy!

(*)Opening the Eyes of Wooden and Painted Images, WND 1, p. 86

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

Let’s treasure our new members
and young people!
Fresh power and strength will
create a new history.
Let’s build our districts into
castles of capable individuals!

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

Continue to pray for others’
happiness and let your voice
of conviction ring true.
This is the key to dialogue!
Let’s engage in wide-ranging
discussions with friends with
whom we share a connection,
and spiritedly cultivate friendships.

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

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