To My Friends

Don’t put up barriers in your heart.
Let’s help everyone make a
connection to Buddhism.
If we take the plunge with courage,
an inspiring and moving drama will
commence.

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

When you are deadlocked,
don’t suffer alone in silence.
Ridding yourself of pretension and affectation
and confiding in and receiving advice from
those around you will be the breakthrough
toward resolving your worries.

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

No matter how small a step
you take, as long as you start,
you have already begun your
ascent to the summit.
To not advance is to regress.
Every day is precious.
Let’s win over ourselves of yesterday!

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

Extreme fluctuations in temperature
can cause exhaustion.
Take wise, preventative measures to
keep from catching cold and other viruses,
as well as praying to strengthen your
life force!

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

New people have fresh,
innate strength and abilities.
The keys to helping them unleash
their potential are respect, trust
and encouragement.
Let’s help everyone develop into
remarkable, capable individuals
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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