To My Friends

The wellspring of hope and happiness
is earnest and sincere gongyo and daimoku.
Let’s sonorously chant the Mystic Law
with the resounding rhythm of a white horse
galloping across the heavens!
Let’s advance, brimming with vibrant life force!

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

Let’s advance together with those
taking the entrance level study
examination on Nichiren Buddhism!
Nichiren Daishonin states,
“Teach others to the best of your ability,
even if it is only a single sentence or phrase.”(*)
Let’s joyfully study and engage in conversation
about our unsurpassed life philosophy!

(*)”The True Aspect of All Phenomena,” WND I, p. 386.

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

Nichiren Daishonin states,
Even a feeble person will not stumble
if those supporting him are strong.”(*)
Let’s wholeheartedly encourage and extend
our empathy and understanding to friends
who are under pressure from a hectic schedule
due to their jobs, child-rearing or having to
provide nursing care to family members.

(*)”Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain,” WND 1, p. 598

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 causes we make in the present
determine the results we reap in the future.
Let’s charge forth with courage!
Making a determination means taking action, and
taking action itself is a source of joy!

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

Let’s respond with lightning speed
when we receive reports or requests
for guidance and advice from our
fellow members.
How swiftly we take action reveals
our sincerity and sense of responsibility.
Be leaders who radiate trust!

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

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