The construction of a new era of Soka begins with establishing and deepening our friendships with the neighbours! By chanting sincerely and wholeheartedly for the safety and progress of our local community, let’s widen and deepen the bonds of trust around us!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
Let’s give all the encouragement and support we can to those members who are challenging to make their Soka youth conventions and festivals a magnificent success! The development and growth of young capable people is the driving force that makes the way to a better future.
“No matter what, I will succeed!” It’s through making such a profound determination and taking decisive action to accomplish it that we can create a brand new history in our lives. Rather than thinking that someone else will do it, let’s rise to the occasion ourselves and take the necessary action!
"Golden Week" has started (in Japan).* Let’s make good use of these holidays to create a meaningful history by meeting friends and acquaintances. At the same time, let’s also use this time to try and create value each day by developing stronger family bonds.
To every one of those members who plays a role in running our events and activities, thank you all so very much for all the support you give! It is because of your dedicated efforts behind the scenes that we are able to hold joy-filled gatherings. The benefit and good fortune accumulated through such dedication is absolutely immeasurable.
Texting, reading mail or talking on our mobile phones while walking can easily distract our focus and divert our attention! Let's be extremely careful never to end up in an unexpected accident!
As leaders, let’s always respond with lightening speed to what our friends tell us or requests for advice and encouragement. Our sincerity and seriousness of intent is visible in the speed with which we take action.
Today yet again let’s try to visit one more home. Today yet again let’s try to encourage one more person. It’s by steadily striving each day to encourage someone by visiting them and engaging in one-on-one conversations, that the flow of kosen-rufu grows into a mighty river!
All of our younger Men’s Division members are the very pillars of the SGI for this new era. I hope that every one of you will take the initiative in the expansion of our movement, brimming with enthusiasm. Let's advance with a youthful spirit!
To be victorious and shine right where we are, the very place where we can fulfil own unique missions, is itself the advancement of worldwide kosen-rufu. So, therefore, courageously and patiently let’s today and tomorrow continue to challenge ourselves!