Taking pride in being Bodhisattvas of the Earth, let’s do our utmost for others' happiness. A fulfilling life lies in the diamond like firm conviction where we spare no pains for the purpose of performing our unique missions.
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
The Daishonin teaches us, “Myō means to revive, that is, to return to life." The sound of people chanting daimoku has the power to revive everything. With the spirit as if we had been reborn, let’s make an enthusiastic vigorous start towards the new year!
Let’s put safety as our top priority, especially during this hectic holiday season. Let's chant daimoku with unyielding determination not to let the chance of an accident or incident come anywhere near us. Let’s spend each and every day meaningfully creating value!
Let’s try to spend some quality time with our child(ren). Let’s try do gongyo and chant daimoku together as well as share our dreams and memories as a family. This winter recess is a great opportunity to make our family ties stronger and to pass on why we began to practice to the next generation of the family.
Each of our noble members of the SGI who protect our community centres, the treasure castles of the community, thank you all so much for your sincere efforts in this past year! Unlimited good fortune shines brilliantly upon your devoted and wholehearted actions!
A person who always tries to smile is strong. They are never defeated in times of hardship or difficulty. So today, too, let’s do our best to be cheerful! Let’s make every effort to be like the sun both at home and in our workplace.
Buddhism teaches the principle of "like the lotus flower in the water." Just like the lotus growing in the muddy swamp brings forth beautiful blossoms, let’s show actual proof of the true happiness that we can attain and the outstanding victories that we can achieve in the midst of the difficult and harsh realities of life! The essential foundation for doing so is chanting daimoku!
To our friends who are exerting themselves in preparing for upcoming exams, there is absolutely no doubt that every endeavour you are involved in now is laying the foundation for your victorious life. Let’s strive to win each and every day so as to welcome a spring full of joy and glory!
Let’s take the opportunity to give cheerful seasonal greetings that truly convey our warm wishes! The Daishonin teaches us, "The seeds of Buddhahood sprout as a result of conditions." Let’s take every chance we get to nurture good relations with our friends, neighbours and relatives, and help them to connect to Buddhism!
To those who live and work around us, and who have helped and supported us in various different ways in our daily lives, let’s, on a regular basis, be sure to express our appreciation! Such sincerity expressed in our attitude and behaviour makes the bonds of trust between us even stronger.
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