To My Friends

―WORDS OF THE WEEK―
Nichiren Daishonin states,
“The fundamental nature of enlightenment
manifests itself as Brahma and Shakra.”(*)
Our prayers and engagement with others (dialogues)
will build a citadel of peace in our hearts.
Let’s advance forth toward the abolition
of nuclear weapons!

(*) “The Treatment of Illness,” WND 1, 1112

NOTE: Brahma and Shakra are two deities of ancient Indian mythology. In Buddhism, they are said to have the role of protecting and watching over the world as leaders of the heavenly deities, the protective forces of the universe.

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

The connections between people
become the foundation of assurance
and safety in our local communities
for remaining undefeated by disasters.
Let’s spread a network of encouragement
beginning with refreshing greetings!

Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun,

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With the flame of our seeking spirit
burning brightly, let’s watch the
online monthly headquarters leaders
meeting and make it a driving force
for hope and victory!
Let’s further strengthen our bonds
with our noble, fellow members!

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 first step in encouraging
others is to earnestly lend an ear
to “the voice” of one friend.
Let’s do our best to understand
and empathize with their unique
situation and share words that
open the door to their heart!

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,
“When great evil occurs,
great good follows.”(*)
No matter what kind of difficulty
you are facing, remember the
Buddhist principle of “changing
poison into medicine.”
Start with powerful prayer!

(*)”Great Evil and Great Good, WND I, p. 1119

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

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