To My Friends

I express my deepest appreciation
to all my fellow members for your
dedicated struggles!
The unseen virtue of your efforts to
spread people’s connection to
Nichiren Buddhism will shine
boundlessly as visible reward.
We are the light of our local communities
and the entire country of Japan.
Let’s go on to win continuous victories,
brimming with the greatest pride!

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To My Friends

When youth take action,
the times will change
without fail and a new history
will be born.
In the face of any challenge,
deeply resolve to not be disheartened
and charge forth with indomitable courage!

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To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin urges us to
“[pray] as earnestly as though
to produce fire from damp wood.”(*)
To have faith means forging an
invincible spirit.
Let’s challenge and overcome adversity
with resolute prayer!

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To My Friends

Let’s warmly reach out to those
who have recently moved in to
our neighborhood due to
starting out in a new school or job.
Encouraging words from members
of the “Soka family” can be the
driving force for helping them
become actively involved in
their new place of residence.

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To My Friends

Proud members of Tokaido(*)
who gaze upon the majestic Mt. Fuji–
Hold high the banner of justice and truth
and boldly give a lion’s roar!
Together, let’s ensure the resounding
victory of the people!

(*) In the Soka Gakkai organization, the Tokaido Region comprises Kanagawa and Shizuoka prefectures.

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