Nichiren Daishonin says,
“In the course of a day one at least smiles
twice or thrice in [the parents’] direction.”(*)
Let’s present our mothers and fathers
with “flower bouquets” of smiles.
Expressing our appreciation and gratitude
is the spirit of Buddhism.
Let’s make foremost efforts to treat our
parents with kindness and respect!

(*)”Four Virtues and Four Debts of Gratitude,” WND Vol. 2, p. 636.

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