Buddhism teaches the principle of
“cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms,”(*)
which elucidates the unique diversity and
beauty of all living entities.
Rather than comparing ourselves to others,
let’s boldly live our lives true to ourselves!
When we strive to fulfill our mission in life,
we can experience genuine satisfaction
and happiness!

(*)cf OTT p. 200

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