The life of a person of strong faith has an unmistakably radiant glow. Never forgetting to smile, let’s help the people around us to feel happy and at ease! Let’s be the sun shining a light of hope!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance with universal value and application
We, the members of the Soka family, take great pride that we are Bodhisattvas of the Earth, who share this great philosophy of compassion. Hardships and challenges are our honour! Let’s embrace the Mystic Law with all our might and advance!
One-to-one dialogue is the very driving force for the advancement of kosen-rufu. Let's make every possible effort to make time and try to inspire each member with personal encouragement. At the same time let’s cultivate our friendships with others and help them also to form a connection with Buddhism!
When we study the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, we can elevate our state of life and bring forth our Buddha wisdom. Through putting our Buddhist study into practise, let’s together achieve great growth and development!
To spread in society the philosophy that teaches the importance of respect for our fellow human beings is the very foundation for building peace. Let’s, therefore, do all we can to engage in dialogue that is full of hope with as many people as we can. Let’s connect our hearts with others'!
Let's carefully listen to the opinions of women who abound with sensitivity. It’s the sharp keen wisdom of ordinary people whose lives are based on what goes on in the local community that are the strength behind eternal development.
A seeking mind breaks through inertia and stagnation. The attitude of forever learning leads to a youthful life. Let’s continue to strive and challenge ourselves each day!
Let’s take responsibility together in warmly encouraging our new members! Real growth takes place in the midst of actually using our practice. Together, let’s chant and talk and advance with hope and joy!
The Gosho says: “Fortune comes from one's heart and makes one worthy of respect."* Our practice of Buddhism enables us to experience a state of life where we can appreciate everything. Let’s always try to walk on the path of gratitude and appreciation!
The Daishonin encourages us, "You will grow younger, and your good fortune will accumulate."* I hope that each one of our treasured pioneer embers will have long and healthy lives. Let's live out our lives, with an unceasing youthful spirit, to the very last moment of our lives!