To My Friends

The Daishonin advises,
“The best way to attain Buddhahood
is to encounter a good friend.”(*)
A good friend with whom you can
discuss anything and everything is
life’s treasure.
Let’s advance together with our
noble fellow members!

(*)”Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain,” WND 1, p. 598

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

Those who wholeheartedly
dedicate themselves to the basics
of faith, practice and study are strong.
This is because they have built a spiritual
and philosophical foundation in their lives.
Every day, let’s advance, and every day,
let’s refresh our determination!

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

A life lived for kosen-rufu is
remarkably bright and cheerful!
Great happiness and growth arise
from great ideals and challenges.
We are eternal trailblazers!

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

Let’s kick start our discussion meetings
with an irrepressible dance of joy!
The Daishonin encourages us to
“chant … and urge others to do the same.”(*)
Together, let’s create cheerful and
warmhearted “memor[ies] of [our]
present life in this human world.”(*)

(*)”Questions and Answers About Embracing the Lotus Sutra” (WND I p. 64)

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

If you always seek the easy way
out, even small matters will
cause much pain and suffering.
My friends–successors
with a profound mission!
Dare to challenge difficulties.
Spend each day training yourselves
and live with honor!

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

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