Be the one to take initiative
and encourage one person!
From there, fellow members
with a shared commitment
will arise, followed by
“two, three and a hundred.”(*)
This signifies the principle of
“emerging from the earth”!

(*)”The True Aspect of All Phenomena,” WND I, p. 386
“At first only Nichiren chanted Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, but then two, three, and a hundred followed, chanting and teaching others. Propagation will unfold this way in the future as well. Does this not signify [bodhisattvas] ‘emerging from the earth’?”]

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