To My Friends

 

Please take utmost precautions
to prevent from slipping and falling
while making your way through
snowdrifts and along frozen roads.
Be extra careful and give yourself
plenty of time as you make your
way to your next destination.
Remaining accident free is the
foundation for happiness.

 

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To My Friends

Success cannot be achieved
without effort.
Let’s challenge everything
head on!
The real wall to be surmounted
is one’s own cowardly heart.

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In winter when the air is dry, take
extra precautions to prevent fires.
Don’t discard or leave flammable items
where they will remain unattended,
and always check for fire hazards.
Let’s thwart accidents before they happen!

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Those of you who are struggling at
your jobs must never be defeated!
Faith gives us boundless hope and
the courage to never give up.
And when we notice others in
such a plight, let’s lend them our
wholehearted encouragement
and support.

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Determine to yourself,
“This is my personal February campaign!”
Remember,”The seeds of Buddhahood
sprout through causation.”(*)
Let’s courageously and actively
initiate dialogue to cultivate
people’s connection to Buddhism.
Let’s joyfully chronicle a golden
record of friendship!

(*)”On the Properties of Rice,” WND 1, p. 1117; from the Lotus Sutra, Chapter Two–Expedient Means

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