To My Friends

“Diligently polish your mirror
night and day.”*
No one can surpass the person
who ceaselessly continues to
chant daimoku.
Let’s maintain assiduous faith
throughout our lives.

* “On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime,” WND I, p.4
“Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.”

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To My Friends

Let’s all extend our appreciation
and wholehearted support for the
world’s foremost women’s division
general meetings!
The shining smiles at these gatherings
will generate flower garlands of
happiness and hope.
Hurrah to our suns of peace!

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To My Friends

Let’s wholeheartedly praise our friends
who are challenging themselves
to contribute to their local community.
Remember, “Buddhism manifests itself in society.”
Let’s cultivate bonds of trust through
our everyday behavior and actions.

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To My Friends

Don’t be swayed by immediate
circumstances, fluctuating
between joy and despair
from moment to moment.
Remember, “Buddhahood lies in
continuing faith.”(*)
Maintaining our Buddhist practice
gives us the power to create
absolute happiness.

(*)” The Difficulty of Sustaining Faith,” WND 1, p. 471.
Full quote: “To accept is easy; to continue is difficult. But Buddhahood lies in continuing faith.”

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To My Friends

Society is constantly changing.
Be trailblazers of the era
with fresh ideas, creative plans
and bold action!

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