To My Friends

Now is the time to summon forth our
wisdom and courage and think deeply about
what we can do to contribute to society.
Let’s come up with a new normal way of living
and take action in our own unique way!

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 shine a light on our cherished
Future Division members!
We can create a bright rainbow of hope
by taking on challenges with the
“never give up” spirit.
Let’s praise our children for their
diverse individuality and talents
and enable them to express
themselves freely and naturally!

(*)Future Division=children and young people approx. 6 to 18 years of age.

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

Happiness is not one’s sole domain,
nor is unhappiness reserved for others.
While being sensitive to each person’s situation,
let’s strengthen and deepen our connections
to one another and broaden our solidarity of trust.

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 admonishes,
“Test the truth of Buddhism now!”
Because we are in a time of great distress,
let’s advance based on faith, more than ever.
The drama of human revolution begins
the moment you make a determination.

(*)”On the Selection of Time,” WND I, 584
“I say to you, my disciples, try practicing as the Lotus Sutra teaches, exerting yourselves without begrudging your lives! Test the truth of Buddhism now!

Nam-myoho-renge-kyo,
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.”

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 best way to protect our
physical and psychological
well-being is to improve our
daily living habits.
Let’s get back to the basics,
such as getting plenty of sleep,
exercising moderately and
eating a balanced diet.

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

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