To My Friends

” Sick people will surely
attain Buddhahood”(*)
Illness deepens faith and
is an opportunity to develop
the life condition of Buddha.
Chant daimoku that resounds like a
powerful lion’s roar and never be
defeated by the “devil” sickness!

(*)”The Good Medicine for All Ills,” WND 1, p. 937

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

Study is the backbone of our faith.
When we study the Daishonin’s writings
in earnest, we gain wisdom that
opens up our lives and radiate
with the courage to widely engage
in Buddhist dialogue.
Be a person of wisdom who carries
out the two ways of practice and study!

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

The ultimate “behavior as a human being”(*)
is making efforts to respect people.
The SGI’s dialogue movement based
on our belief in the Buddha nature
that exists in ourselves and others is
the force for building an ideal society.

(*)”The Three Kinds of Treasure,” WND I, p. 852

“The purpose of the appearance in this world of Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, lies in his
behavior as a human being.”

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

At our inspiring women’s division
general meetings, every participant
is the star of the drama of happiness.
These joyful discussions create
hope and contribute to peace.
Let’s all lend our great support in
appreciation of the women’s division.

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 admonishes,
“In the course of a day one at least smiles
twice or thrice in [the parents’] direction.”(*)
Let’s engage with our mothers and fathers
with smiles.
That is an admirable way to show our
parents that we care.
Let’s treat our parents with kindness
and respect with a heart of gratitude.

(*)”Four Virtues and Four Debts of Gratitude,” WND Vol. 2, p. 636.

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

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