To My Friends

The triumphant song of Soka
resounded throughout 2017.
I express my heartfelt appreciation
and deepest respect to all our
fellow members for your noble,
dedicated struggles.
Next year, too, let’s challenge
our human revolution and create
a history of brilliant achievement!

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To My Friends

Take precautions against the
frigid weather and heavy snowfall.
I pray for the absolute safety of
our noble uncrowned friends–the
organizational newspaper deliverers!
With safety a number one priority,
exercise good common sense and give
yourself plenty of time to make deliveries.

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To My Friends

Let’s dedicate ourselves to
working for people’s happiness
with deep pride as Bodhisattvas
of the Earth.
We can lead fulfilled lives through our
indestructible, earnest resolve to
tirelessly engage in our struggles
[for kosen-rufu].

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To My Friends

“Myo (Mystic) means to revive.”(*)
The powerful resonance of daimoku
is the force for rejuvenating all.
Let’s embark on a dynamic start
into the new year with refreshed
passion and vigor!

(*)”The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra,” WND I, p. 149
“Myo means to revive, that is, to return to life.”

 

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To My Friends

Make safety your number one
priority during the hectic,
year-end holiday season!
Let’s pray to absolutely not allow
ourselves to become involved
in accidents or incidents.
Let’s spend each day meaningfully.

 

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