Let’s warmly welcome those who have newly moved into the local area! Everyone is a precious member of the Soka family. By offering warm and heartfelt encouragement (as they adjust to their new environment), let's advance together with hope!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
When we make every possible effort to fulfil our vow for kosen-rufu, we’re able to muster the courage and strength to face all kinds of obstacles in our lives and at the same time shatter the negative forces we are confronted with. Let’s make great strides on our chosen path with a never retreating spirit!
The key to the expansion of dialogue is to be a very good listener! From our sincere caring attitude towards listening to others, strong bonds of trust and friendship are developed. Let’s become someone who can speak with wisdom!
Those who overcome their weaknesses are the true victors. Aiming towards achieving the goals and targets we have set ourselves, let’s make every possible effort to advance, even if it is just a single step! Let's create a new history of our own!
Spring is here, the season for truly taking action! Let’s make a serious effort to talk with others and share what this Buddhism is about. Keeping in mind that it is important to always stay safe and accident-free, wherever we go, let's have a meaningful and value-creating day each and every day!
No matter how small the promise, we should fulfil it with the utmost of sincerity! It’s the accumulation of such wholehearted efforts that leads to being highly trusted. At the same time it helps us to cultivate the strength to achieve great things.
As one season changes to the next, let’s be careful about swings in temperature and use our common sense and wisdom as we make every possible effort to maintain our good health! With good health as our top priority, let’s advance in the very best of spirits!
Buddhism is the propelling force, the power house, to help us open up our lives and completely transform our karma into our unique mission! It’s for this reason, that we polish our hearts and minds day in and day out! Let’s realise our goals by working hard and constantly challenging ourselves!
No matter what the hardship we may be undergoing, we undoubtedly have what it is takes to overcome it! Our practice gives us indomitable strength. With powerful and focused Daimoku, let’s make the sun of hope rise in our hearts!
Let's give those members who are starting a new life such as proceeding to the next stage in their education, starting a new job, moving to a new place, etc., the warmest encouragement and support we can! A change, often than not, is a golden opportunity in life. Life is for us to win and be successful in. Let’s be victorious by being ourselves, just as is taught in Buddhism, "Each of us is as unique as a cherry, plum, peach or apricot blossom.