To My Friends

Don’t give in to self-doubt or
self-defeat!
Let’s break through our
weak heart!
Our battle for victory or defeat
always begins here and now.
When we pray decisively and take action,
we can manifest our inner strength
and transform everything.

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

Our beautiful Soka family is
brimming with vibrant energy
toward the World Youth General Meeting!
Bathed in the warm rays of encouragement,
everyone can develop and rejoice.
Let’s build an eternally flourishing
bastion of Soka!

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

Without undergoing hardships,
one cannot lead a fulfilled life.
No matter what life throws at you,
advance joyfully and courageously.
Be invincible–never give in to defeat!

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 Nichiren Buddhism,
both the person speaking about it
and the person hearing about it
receive remarkable benefit.
Conversation that inspires and
invigorates is the direct path to
happiness for both parties involved.

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

Those who steadily continue to
strive and struggle are the most
respectworthy and noble of all.
Destruction comes in but a moment;
construction, only after desperate struggle.
Let’s absolutely keep obstacles at bay
and advance along the path of honor
throughout our lives.

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

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