To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin asserts,
“If you care anything about your personal
security, you should first of all pray for
order and tranquillity throughout the four
quarters of the land, should you not?”(*)
This is the spirit of spreading the humanistic
philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism.
Let’s aim to create happiness for oneself
and others, dedicating ourselves to
chanting daimoku as a foremost priority.

(*)”On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land,” WND 1, 24

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

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Learning is light; knowledge is power.
Lets make time for self reflection and
challenging ourselves to study
Buddhism and read good books.
In our present circumstances, it is a
time to cultivate and nurture our
strengths and abilities.
Lets not let up in our aspirations to
keep learning.

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

What’s important now is to
strengthen your immune system.
Warm your body such as by taking baths,
exercise in moderation, get quality
sleep and eat balanced meals.
Be conscientious about washing
your hands and gargling.

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 purpose of our faith is to
surmount difficulties and
become happy.
Therefore, let’s thoroughly
cherish today and live it fully!

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

It will soon be the start of the new
business and school year.(*)
Let’s use this as a golden
opportunity to improve our
daily habits and lifestyle
to write a fresh chapter in our
personal history with an audacious
spirit!

(*)In Japan, April is the start of school, the first official day for company recruits and the fiscal year.

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

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