To My Friends

There are no deadlocks in faith.
Let’s open the way to the new era,
keeping up the pace of kosen-rufu
wisely and powerfully,
armed with the great power of
perseverance and
the precious storehouse of wisdom!(*)

(*)The Lotus Sutra and Its Opening and Closing Sutras, p. 248

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

Let’s engrave the gosho deep in our hearts and ceaselessly pursue our personal studies!Our efforts to study in times of difficulties will become the wellspring of courage and wisdom for cultivating a steel-like self.

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

[Be assured that]” Misfortune will change into fortune.”(*)Our faith and practice enables us to change poison into medicine.All our hardships will transform into catalysts for happiness.Let’s share with friends words brimming with conviction!(*)”Letter to Kyo’o,” WND I, p. 412Tentative 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 make it a habit to practice basic preventative measures
against infectious diseases.
Don’t think “I’ll be just fine.”
Incautiousness is your greatest enemy.
As the Daishonin admonishes,
“Be even more careful than usual.”(*)

(*)”Nine Thoughts to One Word,” WND 2, 731
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 take great care and be sensitive to fluctuations in weather and temperature.
Wisely manage your health, such as by wearing an extra layer of clothing [when necessary].
Every day, let’s make staying
healthy our number one priority!

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

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