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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To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin states,
“Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like
the roar of a lion.”(*)
Our faith and practice enables us to
achieve good health and long life.
Those of you who are fighting sickness and
family members who are supporting them–
never be defeated!

(*)”Letter to Kyo’o,” WND I p. 412

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

Leaders should be modest and humble.
Let’s convey our appreciation and respect for
those around us through our words and actions.
This is in keeping with Nichiren Daishonin’s words,
“The purpose of the appearance in this world of

Shakyamuni Buddha … lies in his behavior
as a
human being.”(*)

(*)”The Three Kinds of Treasure,” WND-1, p. 853

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

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