To My Friends

As the Daishonin cautions,
“Be even more careful than usual.”(*)
Let’s celebrate a victorious year of fulfillment
and satisfaction, placing utmost priority
on good health and remaining absolutely
free of accidents.
Remember, “faith equals daily life.”

(*)”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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If we share with one another
our personal experiences
[of practicing Nichiren Buddhism]
we can spark a groundswell of joy.
Let’s warmly applaud the steady, quiet actions
and efforts reflecting the unique diversity
and beauty of each person, based on the
Buddhist principle of “cherry, plum, peach
and damson.”(*)

(*)Buddhism teaches the principle of “cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms,” which elucidates the unique diversity and beauty of all living entities. (cf OTT p. 200)

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

Spending a day based on
creating value and
taking the first step toward
one’s human revolution
both begin with deep prayer!
Let’s practice the basics of faith
—doing gongyo and chanting daimoku—
in earnest!

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 thoroughly prevent infection,
such as by wearing masks, washing
our hands and frequently ventilating
and humidifying the rooms we occupy.
Let’s create a healthy rhythm in our
daily lives and proceed with good sense
and vibrant enthusiasm!

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

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Let’s all commend our “Many Treasures”
senior members for their outstanding
service to kosen-rufu!
Together with these “experts of happiness,”
let’s cheerfully create a history of hope
with ever-increasing resolve!

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

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