To My Friends

I express my greatest respect
and appreciation to the men’s
and women’s group leaders for
your strenuous efforts!
Be good examples of leaders
who inspire and encourage
our fellow members through
steady prayer and action.

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To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin admonishes,
“You should respect one another
as [you would a Buddha]”(*)
Let’s wholeheartedly praise one
another for our valiant struggles!
Together, let’s commence a grand
and joyous march!

(*)”The Fourteen Slanders,” (WND-I, p. 757)

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To My Friends

We can chant daimoku.
We brim with the shared
commitment of mentor
and disciple.
We are united.
Come, let’s advance with the spirit
of many in body and one in mind
without fear, together with
our treasured friends.

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To My Friends

[“The Orally Transmitted Teachings” states]
“‘Joy’ means that oneself and others
together experience joy.”(*)
There is no such thing as happiness that
is only meant for oneself or unhappiness
that only affects others.
Let’s spread bonds of trust and respect
into every corner of society!

(*)Refers to “joy” [in the passage “the benefits of responding with joy” (OTT, 146)

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It is always the passion and power of
youth that will create a new history.
Youth–
today, too, advance powerfully with
refreshed determination and
vibrant dynamism!

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