To My Friends

Spring, the season when we
brim with vitality and enthusiasm,
is truly upon us!
Carrying out our great vow
will create a great history.
Let’s make a fresh start
with youthful vitality
and radiant hope!

To My Friends

The Daishonin encourages us to
“strive ever harder in faith(*).”
The Buddhas and heavenly deities
will be roused to action through
our indomitable prayer and efforts.
With a tenacity of purpose and
unity based on a kindred spirit,
let’s bring to bloom
cherry blossoms of Soka
in rampant profusion!

(*)”Letter to Niike,” WND I p. 1027

To My Friends

Cultivating fresh horizons for kosen-rufu
is the mission of my friends of Hokkaido
who share profound ties with the
three founding presidents.(*)
Let’s courageously spread people’s connection
to Nichiren Buddhism, ablaze with the spirit
and momentum of a charging lion!
Adorn spring with a profusion of benefits!

(*)Hokkaido has strong historical ties to the first three presidents.

To My Friends

To our fellow members of great Kyushu(*)
who brim with the shared vow of
mentor and disciple!
I ask you to stand boldly in the vanguard
with the heroic roar of a lion!
May the “land of fire” of Japanese legend
reverberate with your jubilant cheers!

(*) the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands

To My Friends

Friends of Shin’etsu(*),
home of the mountain range
of capable people–
Arise fearlessly!
Holding high the banner of courage,
commence a great march brimming with
the spirit of many in body, one in mind
toward our glorious and decisive struggle!

(*) In the Soka Gakkai organization, the Shin’etsu Region is comprised of Nagano and Niigata prefectures.

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