To My Friends

Men’s division members, golden
pillars of our organization!
I express my appreciation for your
strenuous efforts to show actual
proof in the hub of our local
communities and society.
Be bold and courageous individuals
who infuse everyone around you
with a sense of calm and security.

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

To the extent we courageously undergo
hardships, we are able to vastly
develop our life condition.
Keeping to heart the Daishonin’s words,
“the wise will rejoice,”(*)
let’s make efforts for kosen-rufu and
our lives as a golden “day-to-day
record of [our] own existence.”(**)

(*)”The Three Obstacles and Four Devils,” WND I pg. 637

(**)”The Unanimous Declaration of the Buddhas, WND-2, 843

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

First, make a vow.
Second, continue to strongly pray.
Third, thoroughly take courageous action.
This is the key to victory in life!
Every day, advance steadily without cease!

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 mentor-disciple relationship
is the heart of Buddhism.
When we stand up with the resolve to
repay our debt of gratitude, we are
able to manifest boundless power
from within.
Let’s eternally pour forth concerted efforts
toward our shared commitment to
fulfill our vow for kosen-rufu.

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 greatest obstacle that prevents you
from advancing is not the
environment that surrounds you.
It is your own cowardly heart.
“Summon up the courage of a lion king”(*)
and tackle what must be done right now
with all your might!

(*)”On Persecutions Befalling the Sage,” WND I, p. 997.

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

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