To My Friends

Be careful to not catch cold
or succumb to influenza.
Rigorously observe preventative
measures such as wearing masks(*),
washing our hands and gargling.
Let’s advance with cheerful enthusiasm,
with good health our priority.

(*)In Japan and some other densely populated countries, it is a social etiquette to wear a mask when one has a cold or flu to prevent spreading the virus. It is also worn to prevent catching colds or the flu.

 

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To My Friends

Leaders, let’s go meet
our fellow members.
When we engage in face-to-face
dialogue, our hearts will resonate
and we can help people develop.
Wisdom and strength are found
in the forefront of the organization.

 

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To My Friends

No prayer will go unanswered
and all good fortune will be bestowed.(*)
With powerful faith and practice, we
can unleash the unlimited powers
of the Buddha and the Law.
Let’s help friends join our solidarity
of happiness!

(*)This comes from a commentary by Nichikan Shonin on “The True Object of Worship.”

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To My Friends

“Diligently polish your mirror
night and day.”(*)
Every day is a win-or-lose battle.
Let’s continue to assiduously chant
daimoku and create treasures
of the heart!

(*)”On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime,” WND I, p. 4
“Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.”

 

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To My Friends

The indomitable Bodhisattvas of the Earth
continuously dedicate their lives for the
sake of others while fighting to surmount
their personal hardships.
The brilliant light of happiness shines
in the lives of those who are striving to
fulfill a great vow.

 

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