To My Friends

Let’s give our undivided attention
to our children and grandchildren
and what they have to say.
Let’s share with them the vibrant spirit
of our faith and practice!
Creating a happy and harmonious
family is the surest path to building peace!

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

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The SGI will eternally win with
capable youth who can
succeed our movement, and
eternally advance with unity
based on faith!
With refreshed resolve, let’s
commence our monumental task
of creating hope and happiness!

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

Music heroes of Soka,
the young men’s brass band!
Angels of peace, the young
women’s fife-and-drum corps!
Thank you very much for your
passionate performances at
various local community events.
All of us join you in our brilliant
and glorious march!

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

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When we challenge something
we aren’t good at, we are able
to develop a strong spirit.
Our lives are endowed with infinite potential.
Let’s break down the walls we
have created for ourselves and
be courageous champions of challenge!

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

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Hurrah for glorious May 3rd!
Hurrah for Soka Gakkai Mother’s Day!
“I will make a great vow.”(*)
It’s time to make a fresh start by renewing
this pledge with the life force we have been
endowed with from the infinite past,
together with the youth who brim with the spirit,
“from the Indigo, an even deeper blue.”(**)

(*)”The Opening of the Eyes,” WND 1, p. 280

(**)”Hell is the Land of Tranquil Light,” WND I, p. 457
This allegory of the indigo plant is often used to indicate the disciple growing to surpass the mentor or to describe how deepening one’s practice leads to strengthening one’s faith. This expression is based
on a passage in the classical Chinese work Hsn Tzu, “Great Concentration and Insight.”

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

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