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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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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–WORDS OF THE WEEK–
Speak with courage.
Wholeheartedly encourage friends.
Remember, “The voice carries out
the work of the Buddha.”(*)
Let’s accumulate wins one day
at a time and greet May 3rd,
Soka Gakkai Day with great victory!

(*)”Nam-myoho-renge-kyo” chapter, The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 4

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