To My Friends

Rather than comparing ourselves
to others and feeling anxious,
let’s create an unwavering and
indestructible self!
Buddhism teaches the principle of
“cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms,”
which elucidates the unique diversity and
beauty of all living entities.
Each one of us invariably has a
unique mission that is ours alone.

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 “drama” of our human revolution
begins here, from this moment.
Let’s transform our karma and all
the adversity it entails into our
mission to encourage others–
stories of our lives that we can share
with one another into the eternal future!

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

Youth who are striving to study
the philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism!
The advance of kosen-rufu is always
accompanied by the gosho.
Let’s hone our “sharp sword” of faith,
the driving force for victory!

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

Passing down the legacy of
our faith begins in the home.
Let’s do gongyo and chant
daimoku as a family and
share the joy of faith together.
Parents, spend each day developing
your lives together with your children.

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

In summer, there is a surge in the
number of accidents that occur on
the ocean, rivers and mountains.
Take precautions against
changeable weather, and take
the best care of your health.
Always stay alert, and never
let down your guard!

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

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