To My Friends

Mens’ division members of
our stronghold–
together, let’s engage in
a manly struggle and
advance vigorously!
Let’s aim to bring forth our
ultimate strength, brimming
with lionhearted courage!

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To My Friends

When we live for kosen-rufu,
every day is a fresh start.
Let’s advance and challenge ourselves
from this very moment with a refreshed
determination!

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To My Friends

The Daishonin admonishes,
“Be as fearless as Nichiren when he acted
and spoke out before
Hei no Saemon-no-j.”(*)
Have no fear of any obstacle that may befall us!
Let’s cut through groundless rumors with
the shining (jeweled) sword for refuting
the erroneous and revealing the true!

(*)”Letter to the Brothers,” WND 1, p. 498

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To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin asserts,
“Not once have I thought of retreat.(*)
Let’s continue to pray and run exhaustively
with the courage that arises from our
direct connection with the Daishonin’s spirit,
while encouraging one another as fellow members
who have “become as inseparable as fish
and the water in which they swim.”(**)

(*)”The Great Battle,” WND-2, 465
(*)(*)”The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of life,” WND I, p. 216

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Remember,
“The voice carries out
the work of the Buddha.”(*)
Words spoken with sincerity
will reach our friends’ hearts
without fail.
Our passionate call, brimming
with courage and truth, will
contribute to the flourishing
of our communities.

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

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