Our day-to-day SGI activities offer the most effective opportunity for us to stay fit and healthy! Let's chant, take action and use our voices unsparingly, dedicating our energies for the sake of others' happiness. It is through such efforts that our life acquires true meaning and fulfillment.
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application.
Let's make a point of looking for and applauding the efforts of those who are making steady and sincere efforts. Encouraging one individual after another, sending out rays of hope - this is the wonderful world of Soka!
To all of our precious Young Women's Division Kayo leaders, who are youthfully striving to fulfil their unique missions, the advancement for peace and happiness depends on that one courageous step that you yourself take! Today also, let's reach out to encourage our friends.
Those who have experienced the greatest hardships and suffering can definitely lead the happiest of lives. Our faith and practice is the very source of boundless hope. Today also, let's stride together towards happiness!
From the bottom of our hearts, we would all like to thank our various volunteer groups for their hard work and selfless dedication in cleaning and maintaining our Soka castles. We are sincerely chanting that you stay in good health and that you do not catch any colds. May the noble lives of all of you shine gloriously!
No matter how cold it might get and no matter how tired they might be, our proud Ojo-kai group members* responsibly continue to do their duties day after day. Thank you all so very much for your selfless dedication! I hope that all of you stand tall as the great pillars of our Men's Division!
Every one of our members is a noble and valuable participant in our movement for kosen-rufu. Let's be considerate and understanding of those people who are unable to attend meetings for various different reasons, remember that it is important to always contact them and warmly connect with them! Let's make every possible effort to brighten up the life of even a single individual. This is the heart and spirit of Buddhism.
People judge the worth of a leader by their voices. I hope therefore, as leaders, that when we are reassuring and encouraging our friends and fellow members. our voices emanate with warmth and confidence! In fact, sincerely striving to make such efforts helps us to polish our own personalities.
Our chapter men's and women's leaders are advancing in great spirits, waving the banner of kosen-rufu high for all to see in various different areas! May you, who spearhead our activities and spur us all on on the front lines of our movement, be constantly endowed with victory and good fortune!
Let's always try to look out for our neighbours well-being. By being sincere in our words and actions, let's develop warm relationships with everyone around us. The stage of kosen-rufu in our local community is right where our feet are now!