To My Friends

We are in the season when
the air is quite dry.
Strictly guard against fires!
Don’t leave flammable items
around outdoors, and check for
dust that may have collected on
or near electrical outlets.
As the Daishonin cautions,
“Be even more careful than usual.”(*)

(*)”Nine Thoughts to One Word,” WND 2, 731

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 youth who have vowed to
work for kosen-rufu are advancing
with vibrant energy toward their
“Youth Division General Meeting”!
With a refreshed spirit, let’s all
resound the bell that heralds
the dawn of a new era!

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

Thanks to the arduous, unseen efforts
of our district men’s and women’s leaders,
kosen-rufu will advance without cease.
I pray that these noble pillars of Soka
remain healthy and accident-free!

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

―WORDS OF THE WEEK―
Nichiren Daishonin states,
“The fundamental nature of enlightenment
manifests itself as Brahma and Shakra.”(*)
Our prayers and engagement with others (dialogues)
will build a citadel of peace in our hearts.
Let’s advance forth toward the abolition
of nuclear weapons!

(*) “The Treatment of Illness,” WND 1, 1112

NOTE: Brahma and Shakra are two deities of ancient Indian mythology. In Buddhism, they are said to have the role of protecting and watching over the world as leaders of the heavenly deities, the protective forces of the universe.

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

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