To My Friends

Nichiren Daishonin assures us,
“Winter always turns to spring.”(*)
Let’s extend warm encouragement
like the rays of the sun to
our fellow members and friends.
Flowers of friendship and trust will
bloom from the “great earth” of
endurance and perseverance.

“Winter Always Turns to Spring,” WND I, 536

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

Rather than worrying about
the things we can’t do,
let’s find and focus on the
things that we can do and
take action with optimism!
Let’s challenge each day with
courage, manifesting our
life force from within!

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

To our friends who have
newly entered adulthood!(*)
Polish a strength that you
determine to excel in and win.
Grow into a “mighty tree” to
shoulder the new era!

(*)In Japan, the official age of adulthood is age 20, and a ceremony is held annually on the 2nd Monday of January for those reaching that age between April 2 of the previous year and April 1 of that year.

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

In times of trials and tribulations,
we are especially able to create
causes for making great leaps forward.
Let’s remain alert to prevent infection
from the coronavirus and advance
with insight and ingenuity!
Let’s ensure that we continue to brim
with an impassioned commitment
to realize our vow for kosen-rufu.

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

Take precautions against the
bitter cold resulting from sudden
drops in barometric pressure.
Be prepared for blizzards and
snowstorms.
Let’s remind each other to be
careful and take action placing
utmost priority on safety first!

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

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