To My Friends

The daimoku we chant, infused with
prayer based on the spirit of
“practice for oneself and others,”
is a genuine memorial for the deceased.
In Buddhism, we can experience joy in
both life and death.
A life lived striving for kosen-rufu
generates a spring breeze wafting with
“eternity, happiness, true self and purity.”

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To My Friends

Great undertakings cannot
be accomplished in a single day.
Begin by what you can do now
and continue challenging yourself
toward your goal, one step at a time!
The results will definitely follow.

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To My Friends

Young people, be good sons and
daughters to your parents and treat
them with care, kindness and respect.
If you have a heart of gratitude
you can grow and develop boundlessly.
There are no deadlocks for those
whose lives brim with appreciation!

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To My Friends

The more we take action and
the more we engage in dialogue,
kosen-rufu will spread boundlessly.
With faith brimming with the spirit
of “now, more than ever,”
let’s challenge personal new records!

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To My Friends

Let’s give heartfelt encouragement
to friends who will be moving away
due to transfer to a new school or job.
Let’s warmly support their activities
at their new residence or neighborhood.

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