To My Friends

―WORDS OF THE WEEK―
The Daishonin affirms,
“The ray of light from the daimoku
reaches all the way to the hell of
incessant suffering and makes it
possible for [the deceased] to attain
Buddhahood then and there.”(*)
Our daily gongyo and chanting of
daimoku serve as the ultimate
memorial for the deceased.
In Buddhism, we can experience joy
in both life and death!

(*)OTT, p. 17

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

Monday, August 8, 2022, is a press holiday for the Seikyo Shimbun. “To My Friends” will resume on Tuesday, August 9.

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Tenacious dialogue to spread our
life-affirming philosophy is the sure
path toward creating peace.
Let’s engage in hope-filled dialogue
that transforms hostility into
solidarity wherever we happen to be.

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

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Take precautions to prevent traffic
accidents!
Don’t drive while being distracted by
something or drive with excessive speed.
Let’s stay alert and avoid being careless,
taking action with safety as top priority!

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

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I express my deepest appreciation
to the medical and nursing professionals
for their earnest dedication to combat
the spread of COVID-19.
I am sending heartfelt prayers for their
healthy and safety.

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

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Those who continue to study
and learn are never deadlocked.
Let’s make time to read and
contemplate despite our busy
schedules and continue to grow
and develop every day!

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

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