To My Friends

Let’s extend our support and
encouragement to all those who
are struggling to care for young
children and elderly family members,
as well as nursing the sick.
I express my heartfelt appreciation
for the noble dedication of
these individuals who are working
to protect the health of their family.
The home is the hub of happiness.

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

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Daimoku infused with the great
vow for kosen-rufu transcends
national boundaries and connects
all of us.
With our hearts united as one with
our fellow members across the world,
let’s continue to pray powerfully and
deeply to create global peace and
security.

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 Orally Transmitted Teachings says,
“Something that was not worked for,
that was not improved upon, but that
exists just as it always has.”(*)
Formalities and artificial posturing are
meaningless.
With pure, sincere faith, we are able to
create supreme happiness for oneself
and others.

(*)”The Orally Transmitted Teachings,” p. 141

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

Today is a press holiday. Words of the Week went out Sunday, March 15.

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“My wish is that all my disciples
make a great vow”(*) are
Nichiren Daishonin’s golden words.
Let’s chant daimoku brimming with
the vow to work for kosen-rufu and
cause a wellspring of hope to flow
beneath our feet.
Let’s live every day with the
spirit of “March 16.”

(*)”The Dragon Gate,” WND I p. 1003
March 16 is a symbolic day for Soka Gakkai members, commemorating the occasion on March 16, 1958, when Josei Toda, second president of the Soka Gakkai, then in frail health, made an impassioned speech to 6,000 Soka Gakkai youth, entrusting them
with the responsibility for the future of the Soka Gakkai and its efforts to contribute to the creation of a peaceful world and promote understanding of the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism.

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

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