Let's always lend an ear to our friends' sufferings and share the power and confidence of Buddhism with them. Chanting Daimoku of empathy, really making their suffering our own, is where the heartfelt sincerity of Soka members shines through. Let's become wise people overflowing with courage and compassion!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
Nichiren Daishonin admonishes us to “believe continuously without ever regressing.”* Continuation is strength. With faith as pure as a clear stream, let’s spend each day brimming with satisfaction and vibrance.
To all those who are challenging and preparing for any decisive exams over this summer, please try to do your very best! All the efforts you have been so painstakingly making over time will certainly blossom into results. Let's never be defeated by any possible lack in confidence!
Constantly doing a vibrant gongyo is the source of good health and a fulfilling life. By using our wisdom to maintain a good rhythm in our daily lives, let's create value each and every day, cheerfully, happily and in good health!
To challenge ourselves is the source of our growth. Let's warmly encourage all of those members who are going to take the up-coming Buddhist study exams. Let's also, as their supporters, take this opportunity to train ourselves together with them!
I would like to express my utmost respect and appreciation to all of our SGI members who have victoriously begun a new era by sharing this Buddhism and raising so many new capable people. Let's praise each other's great efforts and celebrate this great advancement together and make it bloom with blossoms of good fortune and benefit!
It is because of the precious treasure castles that members so kindly offer for us to use for meetings that kosen-rufu can advance with great progress. Thank you so much for your constant kindness. May you all be filled with virtue and great good fortune!
Let's treasure the conversations we have with our children. A harmonious family is the very foundation of the transmission of the spirit of our practice from one generation to another. Let's create wonderful memories to adorn
Let’s be extra cautious in maintaining our good health during the summer time! It's especially important to prevent getting a heat stroke. With a steady fluid intake and good nutritional balance let’s advance by spending each day valuably!
A new phase of development in our lives begins from a fresh new determination! Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism is the Buddhism of "true cause!"* Everything starts from now, this moment onwards! Let's lead a life of creating value!