The essence of Buddhism lies
in our “behavior as a human being.”(*)
We can show actual proof of our practice
and gain others’ trust by taking action
with unwavering sincerity with prayers
for the flourishing of our community
and workplace!

(*)”The Three Kinds of Treasure,” WND I, p. 852
“The purpose of the appearance in this world of Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, lies in his behavior as a human being.”

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