To all of our most respectworthy fellow Bodhisattvas of the Earth in the Chugoku region, with your strong indomitable pioneering spirit, let's together establish a truly wonderful land of kosen-rufu in your region. May you all be like lion kings with the strength of a thousand!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
To all of our proudly ever-youthful pioneer members, we are so thankful to you for all your encouragement and support. This summer again, let's take good care of our health, first and foremost, and continue to advance by making even greater progress in our lives!
To my noble friends from Shinetsu, the invincible castle of capable people! Let's drive through every adversity that confronts us, giving everything our very best, and then, emerging victorious, let's sing the song of the invincible spirit of mentor and disciple! The time for us to stand up is now!
A brand new history of our kosen-rufu movement is about to unfold starting with our beloved land of Hokkaido. Friends of the land of Hokkaido - the castle of the great struggles of the three presidents - I hope that you will resolutely stand up to the challenges ahead! Let's you and I together be able to demonstrate what victory and success is to our friends, as we win in our historic struggles ahead!
This is a crucial time to make great strides and set a fresh new pace for building a foundation of the future of our movement that will last for all eternity! Let's advance joyfully along the great path of hope and happiness towards the next great pinnacle of victory and glory!
Those who chant daimoku seriously and earnestly and take courageous action towards achieving their goals and targets are the champions of human revolution. For all the hard work that we do for the sake of kosen-rufu, our lives reap benefits that shine with brilliance!
Let's establish in our local community, the type of society that is full of hope where the dignity of life is truly upheld. Towards achieving the great lofty goal of kosen-rufu, together with our respectworthy fellow members, let's devote ourselves boldly and confidently to our activities!
The Daishonin encourages us to, "Strengthen your resolve more than ever."* Let's advance and yet again advance! With the determination to never be defeated and to never ever give up, let's create a new Soka era together!
The key to us being victorious in life lies in the single word "courage." Let's advance proudly with our heads held high! Let's make the memory of our present lives remain as the only memory of our present life in this human world.*
Both life and Buddhism are about victory or defeat. There is a constant battle within to emerge victorious over our weaknesses. Let's cherish every single moment of our lives and live every single day without any regrets! Let's live out the purpose of our lives to the very fullest!