To My Friends

Summer vacation is an
opportunity to strengthen
the bond between parents
and their children.
Listen well to what children
have to say.
Play together, learn together
and nurture a noble and
magnanimous spirit!

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

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Nichiren Daishonin says,
“Nothing is more certain than actual
proof.”(*)
Nothing speaks more eloquently
than personal experience.
Let’s vibrantly share our inspirations!
Everyone has a leading role at the
discussion meeting!

(*)”The Teaching, Practice and Proof,” WND 1, p. 478

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

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When we light the way for others,
our own path will also become clear.(*)
Therefore, let’s shine a light of encouragement
for friends who are suffering and
together, take a fresh step forward!

(*)”On the Three Virtues of Food, ” WND II, p. 1060
“[I]f one lights a fire for others, one will brighten one’s own way.”
GZ p.1598

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

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Every Future Division member(*),
without exception, is a capable
individual with a profound mission.
Let’s nurture them with heartfelt
encouragement, as they are
the world’s hope!
Together, let’s spend the summer
growing and advancing in leaps
and bounds!

(*)Young people approx. 6 to 18 years of age.

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

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Our connections to people provide
the strength and power for
revival and resurgence.
Let’s stay in close communications
to ensure that no one feels isolated!
Remember, “the voice carries out the
work of the Buddha.”(*)

(*)”Nam-myoho-renge-kyo” chapter, THE RECORD OF THE ORALLY TRANSMITTED
TEACHINGS, p. 4

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

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