To My Friends

“Thank you” are shining words that reflect
the smiles of everyone [who hears them].
Let’s sincerely express our appreciation
to those closest to us.
Remember, “It is the heart that is important.”(*)

(*)”The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra,” WND I, p. 1000

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

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The one step we take today
will create the future.
Whether we are old or young,
we advance.
Let’s hold high the banner of
“justice” and our “shared struggles”
together with our successors.

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

–TO MY FRIENDS–
Nichiren Buddhism enables
us to transform great evil into
great good.
Let’s create a history redolent with
happiness for oneself and others
while embracing in our hearts the
pride and joy of dedicating our lives
to our mission as Bodhisattvas
of the Earth!

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 strength to surmount difficulties
comes from heartfelt encouragement
and the unity that arises from the
spirit of “many in body, one in mind.”
Let’s support one another through the
strong bonds that connect us and
advance together, one step at a time!

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

Nichiren Daishonin shares that
“The mind is like
a skilled painter.”(*)
Regardless of what our environment is like,
no one can confine our minds.
Let’s create on the canvas of our hearts
a painting portraying our hopes and
a future brimming with happiness!

(*)”On the Principle of Three Thousand Realms in a Single Moment of Life,” WND II, 71.
This comes from Volume five of “On ‘Great Concentration and Insight'” where T’ien-t’ai quotes from the Flower Garland Sutra.

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

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