Let's keep up with and support local events in our community. At the same time, let's keep a fresh open mind in developing good relations with our neighbours. Let's try to expand the circle of trust in our immediate surroundings, by showing our sincere behaviour as a human being.
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
True victors are those who move on, no matter what setbacks befall them by continuing to put their faith into action. "All of the hardship and suffering that we experience becomes nourishment for our growth." With such resolve and conviction, let's always advance as an optimist!
To all of our SGI's brass band, chorus group and fife and drum corps members, thank you all so much for your enthusiastic performances at various local events. The hope-filled voices and tunes that you sing and play are indeed "Wonderful Sounds" that spread joy and happiness throughout our local communities and enrich the hearts of our friends.
In the course of a day one at least smiles twice or thrice in their (our parents) direction”. Let’s greet our mothers and fathers cheerfully with a smile, conveying our appreciation with kind warm words. Let’s treat them with respect and kindness as if we were repaying our debts of gratitude!
Let’s set up some new challenge to work on this summer! When we create a goal, it is the first step towards courageous transformation! Let's ensure that each day is filled with a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment!
To all of those who are in the Soka-han or Gajo-kai, keep trying to advance in your training and education! Your days of being young is a time for you to work on bettering yourselves and becoming stronger. Through faith, practice and study in Buddhism, constantly polish your inner self.
Reading nourishes our minds. Good books are precious friends throughout our lives. Let's challenge ourselves to read great novels of all ages! By striving to cultivate ourselves and to deepen our insight, let's spend this summer doing our best to greatly improve ourselves!
What propels the movement of kosen-rufu is the words that we speak and write. Let's have some really sincere conversations with friends! Starting off with chanting daimoku for their happiness. Let's drop them a line with honest caring words. By refreshing our minds, let's spend a great summer creating and cultivating friendships with many others!
Beware of sudden heavy rainfall and lightening. At the same time, let’s strengthen our guard against tornadoes and landslides. By wisely collecting accurate information from reliable sources, let’s make sure that our safety is the top priority before anything else!
Let’s make every possible effort to listen carefully and attentively to what our children have to talk about during their summer vacations. All of these precious memories that we make together with them becomes the foundation for a harmonious joyful family and the basis for eternal happiness.