To all of our fellow members in the Chugoku Region, who are brimming with the courage of lion kings, now is the time to open up a way to the future by taking actions with a proud pioneering spirit. Let's develop a great solidarity for peace!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance with universal value and application
Kosen-rufu is a movement that is promoted by the power of our voices and the words we say. The Daishonin teaches, "The voice carries out the work of the Buddha." By encouraging others with our strong confidence and speaking out for the sake of truth and justice, let's send hope into society!
To our courageous members of the Great Chubu* region. You have always been at the forefront of kosen-rufu as the brightest star in the sky! With our strong faith and practice, let’s truly move the protective forces of the universe into action, and raise the flag of glory upon our indomitable castle!
Nichiren Daishonin says: “Trifling matters accumulate to become grave ones."* Learning from this spirit, let’s steadily work on accumulating small victories on a daily basis! The most important condition for winning in life is to keep on steadily progressing, making efforts with persistence and focus!
To all of our fellow members of the great Kanto region, the pillar that supports our Soka movement! Through your exemplary solidarity and relentlessly courageous "kanto"* spirit, construct a land of true peace and happiness!
Those who confront obstacles head on fear nothing. When facing a problem, it’s a perfect opportunity to elevate our life condition. Let’s not let that opportunity slip us by! Just as the Daishonin encourages us, "The wise will rejoice,"* let’s live each and every day boldly and confidently. Let’s play out victorious dramas for kosen-rufu and our own lives.
To all of our Tokaido fellow members, who burn with the shared commitment to achieving kosen-rufu with me, let’s start a new journey to climb to the peak of the vow that we made together! With a lion’s roar for “justice and the truth,“ let’s break open the dawn of a new era!
Buddhism is all about taking action. First, let’s initiate action ourselves! When we devote ourselves to achieving kosen-rufu, our lives definitely gain momentum and a sun of joy will rise within our lives!
The Daishonin encourages us, "Each of you should summon up the courage of a lion king."* Chanting daimoku to achieve our vow of kosen-rufu is the very source of indomitable courage. Let’s forever advance by first and foremost chanting daimoku!
All of our friends who are preparing for the upcoming Buddhist study exams, are precious, talented and highly capable people! Let’s wholeheartedly support their efforts until the very last moment! Everything that you learn while preparing for the exam will become treasures that radiate and adorn your life.