The Daishonin states, "Nichiren’s followers are like roaring lions."* Our voices, speaking out (for the cause of justice and truth), are like the roaring of lions for the sake of establishing the correct teaching for the peace of the land. Courageously and confidently, let’s say what needs to be said!
*On Persecutions Befalling the Sage - WND 1, page 997
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance with universal value and application
Now, today again, let’s make every effort to talk with others. Let's continue, with confidence and pride, to share this philosophy of humanism with as many people as possible. What creates a new era is voices full of courage and conviction!
Where there is advancement of the people, there is always a song of people's determination and joy. Singing SGI songs with our most respect-worthy fellow members, let’s play out inspiring dramas together!
I’d like to express my most heartfelt appreciation to all of our Men's and Women's Headquarters leaders for their devotion and dedication to achieving kosen-rufu. Your sincerity is what moves everyone's hearts and your earnestness gives them courage. Based on chanting daimoku, please continue to do your best to help everyone with your great leadership!
Let’s always lend an ear to the problems and concerns our friends have and make sure to warmly engage with them! Encouragement is the mother of courage, the wellspring of hope and the powerhouse for generating happiness.
The rich and invaluable experiences in life of those in assistant or vice leadership roles is the driving force behind our efforts for advancing kosen-rufu. On the stage of our respective missions, let’s create a history of no regrets!
To our dear friends who have just begun the journey along the path of their respective missions as working members of society: Remember, that the foundation of creating deep bonds of trust always begins with polite and cheerful greetings. Try your best to shine with a strong and vibrant life force wherever you go!
I'd like to express my deepest appreciation and respect to all of my fellow members for your hard work and selfless dedication for the sake of kosen-rufu. All the unseen virtue of your great efforts to help so many people to form a connection to Buddhism will certainly shine as boundless visible reward. We, the SGI, are a light of hope for our communities and the entire country of Japan (and the world). Now, proudly, let’s aim towards achieving consecutive victories!
For the sake of people's happiness — this great vow for kosen-rufu is the SGI’s eternal spirit. Brimming with noble determination, let’s advance with the perfect unity of “Many in Body, One in Mind"!
When young people take action, the era will definitely change and a new history will begin. Whatever challenges we might face, let’s not be disheartened, let’s persevere and courageously and dynamically initiate action!
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