Seemingly small matters are important. Let’s act with lightening speed and seriousness in particular to reports from fellow members or when someone seeks advice! The accumulation of such concern and actions becomes the propelling force for enormous growth.
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance with universal value and application
The first step in developing good relations in the local community is thoughtful and considerate concern for our neighbours. Let’s always be courteous, polite and kind. By constantly trying to make friendly conversation with others, respecting each other's differences, let's have heart-to-heart exchanges with as many people as we possibly can!
The Daishonin encourages us, "Teach others to the best of your ability, even if it is only a single sentence or phrase."* It is through making steady efforts to engage in dialogue with others that we can develop unshakable strength in ourselves and, at the same time, expand our solidarity of hope.
Moments of difficulty are an opportunity to achieve major changes in our lives! By basing everything on solid daimoku, let’s courageously take the action to open up a road to a promising future!
Let’s always pay close attention to what our young people and ladies have to say. That is the current of the times! The strength to build and develop our society lies in the voices of youthful sensitivity and wisdom.
A place where people’s experiences shine. A place where philosophy radiates. That is where SGI discussion meeting’s are held and where people can find a source of hope and courage. Let’s do all that we can to cultivate and enlarge these circles of conversation of mutual empathy!
[I will raise the precious successors of Soka into people even more capable than myself!] The attitude and resolve of a leader is what determines and shapes the future. Let’s always begin by chanting strong and deep daimoku!
Let’s use our feet to go meet our friends! Let’s lend an ear to listen to what is on their minds. It’s such seemingly simple caring actions to encourage others that become the very foundation of the establishment of kosen-rufu in our communities. With both courage and joy let’s make every effort to be a part of the action of our movement!
The strength of the SGI lies in the unity we have between us based on our faith! The Gosho encourages us to chant “with the spirit of many in body but one in mind, transcending all differences among themselves to become as inseparable as fish and the water in which they swim.” Together as one in mind and heart, let’s make dynamic strides forward!
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