To My Friends

Beware of traffic accidents, fires,
scam artists and thieves!
Let’s all remind one another to
“be millions of times more careful than ever,”(*)

(*)”The Hero of the World,” WND I, p. 839

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

Introducing Nichiren Buddhism
to others is the most difficult of
all undertakings.
For this reason, let’s tenaciously
continue in the challenge!
We will accumulate immeasurable
benefits to the extent we strive
to make efforts [to share Buddhism].

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

It’s the change of seasons.
Take precautions against extreme
fluctuations in temperature and
wisely manage your health.
Let’s advance vibrantly, with
strong prayers to fulfill our
vow for kosen-rufu!

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

For the upcoming World Youth General Meeting,
the youthful Bodhisattvas of the Earth will be
making an all-out effort to gather their forces.
The time has come for us men’s division members,
the golden pillars of our organization, to rally
great support for the young successors with
an ever youthful spirit!

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 Daishonin admonishes,
“[Don’t] expect good times,
but take the bad times for granted.”(*)
Practitioners of Nichiren Buddhism
are able to manifest their true strength
when faced with great difficulties.
Let’s advance with invincible resolve!

“On Persecutions Befalling the Sage,” WND 1, p 998
Full quote: “Tell them to be prepared for the worst, and not to expect good times, but take the bad times for granted.”

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

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