The initiative that a leader takes at the forefront of our activities is the key to the development of kosen-rufu. Through chanting with profound determination and by taking courageous action, let's be capable of guiding everyone with the type of leadership that really inspires others to challenge themselves.
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
Let's make sure to express our sincere appreciation to those members and family members who are so kind to offer their homes for our meetings for kosen-rufu. By finishing all meetings as planned, not talking too loud outside, etc., let's always remember to pay careful attention to even small matters and be as sensible and considerate as possible to their neighbours.
Soka's discussion meetings overflow with heartfelt encouragement for each one of us and are the wellspring of hope and happiness for all. Let's all gather joyfully and participate with enthusiasm making it a new departure point for our next victory!
The Daishonin says:"My wish is that all my disciples make a great vow."* To the extent to which we deepen our resolve we are able to throw open the doors to a promising future. Together let's have hope for the future and make a fresh new departure!
To the SGI student division– young people of talent and ability– as you study for the exam that tests your knowledge of the philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism, strive to break through your limitations! Advance along the great path toward cultivating wisdom and courage!
Our own local district is the forefront of our activities and is the place where we can fully become happy. Let's be sure to set clear goals and targets in the district. And by chanting daimoku with the strong determination to achieve what we set out to do and offering warm encouragement to each other, let's develop a new solidarity of fresh capable talented individuals!
Buddhism teaches the principle of “cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms,” which elucidates the unique diversity and beauty of all living entities. Live true to yourself and advance! There is no need to compare yourself with others. Sincere faith enables your greatest strength and individuality to shine forth.
The fundamental and eternal spirit of the Seikyo Shimbun, our organisational newspaper, is that it is forever the newspaper for the sake of the people. With our deep appreciation to all of those who support its publication and promotion, we will continually endeavour to send out a light of both compassion and wisdom!
Our unshakable confidence in the Mystic Law is the very basis of everything. Each and every day, with enthusiasm and a seeking spirit to learn more, let's make unceasing efforts to study the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin and the guidances offered in the SGI.
Our deep appreciation for the constant noble efforts of our members living in apartment and housing complexes, the ambassadors of happiness in their local communities! It's thanks to all your dedicated efforts to connect with everyone that the fragrant flowers of happy smiling faces are blossoming everywhere!