To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin says, “One must
first learn to understand the time.”(*)
There are seeds we can sow, now.
There are roots that can spread, now.
Without being anxious, let’s wisely and
patiently make the causes for victory
now, at the present moment!

(*)”The Selection of the Time,” WND 1, 538

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 stage for forging and
strengthening ones faith is the
place closest to our home.
Let’s use our time creating value,
such as finding time to do gongyo
together as a family and conversing
about what kosen-rufu means.

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

Lets find books that become
our constant companions.
An encounter with a good book
deepens our intellect and
cultivates our mind.
Let’s study together as a family,
as parents and children, and
spend each day creating value.

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 is because we have problems
that we can deepen our prayer
and grow.
Those who make the decision
to take this attitude are strong.
Buddhism elucidates the principle
of “earthly desires lead to
enlightenment.”

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 vow of Soka is to rid the
world of misery and unhappiness.
Together, let’s pray strongly
so that we can absolutely
rouse the protective forces
of the universe to action!

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

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