The heart of Soka is “the true cause" - (to begin afresh, from now and move forwards.) Everyday is a challenge and an opportunity to create value. By chanting daimoku with concrete targets and putting our faith into action right away, let’s all adorn the month of the Soka Gakkai's founding with victory!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
Our local community is very much the true stage for achieving worldwide kosen-rufu. By having the type of conversation that helps others and ourselves to cultivate and enrich our hearts and minds, let’s steadily lay the roots of trust and friendship around us!
Let’s all be sure to express our deepest appreciation to those volunteer members who selflessly take such good care of our community centres. The principle of “the Mystic Law is our witness” where all our dedicated efforts are observed by the Buddhas and bodhisattvas throughout the universe—is without doubt taking place. It is certain that good fortune will eternally adorn your lives throughout the three existences of life.
Let’s all work together towards helping and encouraging our new members to develop their faith! It’s the positive connections we make with others that brings about dramatic transformations in our lives. Let’s build a beautiful garden filled with people who are able to achieve various different things!
If your goals are vague or unclear your circumstances are sure to sway or overcome you. "What needs to be done today?" a person who plans carefully with such in mind is able to open a way forwards. Come, let’s lead a life full of daily victories!
Please be extremely careful about causing or somehow being involved in an accident in the late hours of the day! Let’s together look out for our Young Women’s and Women's Division members reminding them to always return home as soon as possible. I really would like to urge everyone to keep safety as your top priority!
What decides the success of a meeting is the sincere Daimoku of the central figures, the preparation and careful attention to detail, and a deep sense of gratitude towards those who attend. Let’s move ahead with an ever growing fervour!
Let’s cheer on and lend our wholehearted support and encouragement to all those precious SGI friends who are challenging the Buddhist study entrance exam! Studying an introduction to Buddhism is the “great direct way” to becoming a Professor of Happiness. Together with our friends, let’s scale the summit of life!
Just one phone call. One conversation. With just a few words of encouragement can deepen our friendships and trust and expand reassurance and hope in our friends hearts. By speaking in an inspiring and courageous voice, let’s make heart-to-heart connections with others!
The greater the hardship we overcome, the stronger we grow and the more confidently we can inspire and encourage others. Let’s share such conviction that we can indeed change karma into mission and the joy that we experience through practising this faith with as many other people as we possibly can!