To My Friends

The determining factor for succeeding in
any endeavor is the persistence and tenacity
to strive steadfastly until the very last moment!
Aiming to cross the brilliant finish line, let’s
sprint forward just as we are and without regret!

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

It is your heart that moves people’s hearts
and not any ploy.
And the basis is earnest prayer.
For the sake of friends and for the sake
of society, let’s wholeheartedly continue to
engage in dialogue!

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

Let’s take to heart Nichiren Daishonin’s
words, “But still I am not discouraged,”(*)
and resolutely look ahead with optimism
despite any difficulties that may confront us!
Let’s uphold our Buddhist practice as
courageous and wise individuals who are
not swayed by the fickle winds of
public opinion.

(*)”The Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood,” WND I, p. 748.

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 solidarity of ordinary people serves
as the country’s indestructible pillar.
Let’s proudly engage in dialogue
brimming with conviction and
cheerfully deepen friendships!
Let’s continue to chronicle a story
of triumph into the future!

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

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To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin shares that
“‘If one’s mind is strong, the protection
of the gods also is sure to be firm.'”(*)
The protective forces of the universe
will steadfastly safeguard those who
dedicate their lives to kosen-rufu.
Let’s valiantly advance along the path
of fortune and benefit!

(*)”Errors of the True Word and Other Schools,” WND II, p. 437
A quote found throughout the gosho from volume eight of “The Annotations on Great Concentration and Insight by Miao-lo.

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

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