It is the selfless commitment of our pioneer members, through all their sweat and tears, that made today's Soka Gakkai and SGI's development happen. Let's never ever forget that pioneering spirit for cultivating and achieving kosen-rufu, no matter what!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
The writings of Nichiren Daishonin are the driving forces of our movement for kosen-rufu. They are the wellspring of courage and hope. When we experience deadlock, let's be sure to read the Daishonin's golden words of wisdom, and advance armed with the strategy of the Lotus Sutra!
The brilliance of wise, intelligent women brightens up the future of our kosen-rufu movement. My dear friends of the Women's and Young Women's Division, it is my fervent wish that today, too, based on keeping our safety and well being as our top priority, that we be able to walk along the path of our respective missions.
It's important that leaders act with lightening speed and a sense of urgency when it comes to getting support out for our members or responding to calls for advice. Taking action with alacrity and sincerity will increase the momentum of kosen-rufu.
Let's always advance together with our fellow members! Our perfect unity, in the spirit of "Many in Body, One in Mind," is the driving force for our advancement. In our local community, where we each have our unique missions to fulfill, let's strive to establish a harmonious society.
The Daishonin states, "In battles soldiers regard the general as their soul."* When leaders take initiative and lead by example, they become a force for breaking through walls. Let's each of us become the type of leader who can guide others with vibrancy and vigor.
Action without prayer is the cause for futility and stagnation! By chanting daimoku sonorously and subsequently having abundant strong life force, let's boldly take action and converse with others.
Take precautions to prevent traffic accidents and be wary of purse snatchers. Don’t leave your belongings behind. It is precisely because we lead such hectic lives that it is important to remind one another to be vigilant so that we can advance, remaining absolutely free of accidents.
It's in the midst of the realities of daily life that our lives are trained and forged. My dear friends of the Youth Division, successors of Soka, today, too take on new challenges! And may we all shine victoriously upon the stage of our respective roles in life!
Our lively discussion meetings are the driving force for kosen-rufu of our communities. Let's make the effort to have cheerful conversations, encourage each other and create new waves of expansion! Together, let's strive towards the summit of victory!