To My Friends

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

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To My Friends

“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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To My Friends

Genuine happiness is not
contingent upon your situation
in life or your environment.
It is determined wholly by your heart.
No matter what happens, challenge
yourself wholeheartedly to do what
you can do right now, just as you are.

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 remember to express our
appreciation to our immediate
family members [through
words and actions].
A magnanimous heart that does
not take family or the obvious
for granted reflects the radiance
of our faith and practice.

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’s the change of seasons.
Take precautions against extreme
fluctuations in temperature, and
find creative ways to prevent burnout.
Wisely manage your health and make
staying healthy a priority every day.

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

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