To My Friends

If you always seek the easy way
out, even small matters will
cause much pain and suffering.
My friends–successors
with a profound mission!
Dare to challenge difficulties.
Spend each day training yourselves
and live with honor!

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

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Flowers of friendship will bloom in
fragrant profusion when one has
a heart that respects others.
Trust is born from prayers of empathy to
understand the pain and suffering of others.
Let’s create a rich and abundant history
of friendship!

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

As the extreme heatwave continues,
take extra precautions against other
harsh weather conditions such as
localized torrential rains.
Let’s remember to “be millions of
times more careful than ever” (*)
and prevent accidents before
they happen.

(*)The Hero of the World,” WND-1, page 839.

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

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Let’s treasure warm exchanges
with our family and relatives.
A harmonious family is the
wellspring of happiness.
Let’s remember to express our
appreciation regularly through
our words and our actions!

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

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Nichiren Daishonin states,
“When one knows the
Lotus Sutra,
one understands the meaning of
all worldly affairs.”(*)
Let’s expand our solidarity of good by
always acting with consideration and
good common sense.
Be shining examples of good citizenship!

(*)”The Object of Devotion for Observing the Mind,” WND 1 p. 376

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

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