To My Friends

A single word, spoken with conviction,
surpasses one million words of empty theory.
It’s time for our discussion meetings that
brim with beautiful harmony.
Let’s share our personal experiences of
practicing Nichiren Buddhism and
advance joyfully on good terms with
one another!

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 affirms,
“Where there is unseen virtue,
there will be visible reward.”(*)
There is no such thing as wasted effort
in our practice of Nichiren Buddhism.
Effort and perseverance grounded in faith
will bear the fruits of victory without fail.

(*) “Unseen Virtue and Visible Reward,” WND I p. 907

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

Your efforts to engage in dialogue with
the person who is in front of you will
spread throughout the world into the future.
Nichiren Daishonin urges,
“You must speak with even greater fervor.”(*)
Let’s pray for the happiness of our friends
and speak to them with vibrant voices
ringing with hope!

(*)”Regarding the Birth of Kyo’o,” WND 2, p. 457

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 key to dialogue is to listen
well to what the other person
has to say and learn from them.
Let’s cheerfully foster friendships
with a sincere and respectful spirit!

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 particularly treasure those
who are close to us.
It is thanks to the support of our
family, friends and fellow members
that we are here today.
Let’s not take them for granted and
instead, remember to convey our
appreciation in words!

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

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