To My Friends

―WORDS OF THE WEEK―
It is the keen voices of youth in their
teens and twenties that will transform
society and open the future.
Let’s cherish each one of these young
treasures who exemplify the spirit of
“from the Indigo, an even deeper blue”(*)
and create a fresh current for establishing
a peaceful world based on the humanistic
ideals of Nichiren Buddhism!

(*)”Hell is the Land of Tranquil Light,” WND I, p. 457
The allegory of the indigo plant is often used to indicate the disciple growing to surpass the mentor or to describe how deepening one’s practice leads to strengthening one’s faith. This expression is based on a passage in the classical Chinese work titled “Hsün Tzu.” “Great Concentration and Insight” reads, “From the indigo, an even deeper blue.”

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

The Mystic Law is the supreme
teaching for living our lives.
This practice has the power to
transform reality into one of
flourishing for oneself and others.
That was the conviction of founding
Soka Gakkai President Tsunesaburo
Makiguchi!

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

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It’s time to broadly help people
create a connection to
Nichiren Buddhism.
With lighthearted steps, let’s go meet
with that friend and this friend and
engage in conversation about our
philosophy of happiness!

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

Nichiren Daishonin asserts,
“Each and every one of you should be
certain deep in your heart.”(*)
When we strive without sparing our
efforts, we are able to develop a remarkable
state of life in which we can deal with any
circumstances without succumbing.
Let’s start each day with refreshed
determination!

(*)”The Actions of the Votary of the Lotus Sutra,” WND I p. 764
Full quote: “Each and every one of you should be certain deep in your
heart that sacrificing your life for the Lotus Sutra is like exchanging
rocks for gold or dung for rice.”

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

The place we happen to be
right now is the “training ground”
for our human revolution.
Challenge the tasks in front of you
with all your might.
Satisfaction and joy is born of
such tenacious efforts.

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

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