Let’s take every possible opportunity to meet with other people! Let’s make every effort to talk and discuss with our friends! When we take courageous and dynamic action, we can help more people to form a connection with Buddhism, at the same time we will naturally elevate our life conditions. So, let’s challenge to overcome the limitations that we ourselves have set!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
When we talk with others, it’s that confidence in our voices and those earnest words that moves people's hearts and often than not helps them to changes their minds and opinions. Let's treasure each encounter, even if that is the first and last opportunity, and try to form a bond of friendship with them, as we brim with abundant life force!
With our great and invincible fellow members of Saitama! With our passion burning like that of the heart of a lion king, now is the time for us all to roar and ceaselessly raise our voices about what the truth is (and how things are and what we need to do)! Let’s surmount all those obstacles all those difficulties we are encountering, and resolutely advance towards achieving a most significant and glorious goal!
Time is a precious treasure. Let's make the limited time we all have into our most valuable resource and asset! Based on powerful Daimoku, let’s take wise and intelligent actions!
To all our friends who are challenging various different problems at work, no matter what, never be defeated! Our practice is a ceaseless wellspring of courage, hope and wisdom. May I ask that the people surrounding such friends also do their best to warmly encourage them!
Our deepest appreciation and respect for the noble efforts of the District Men's and Women's Division leaders! It’s thanks to your untiring sprints to look out for and care for others that the development of our communities is so solid. Let’s continue to work on fulfilling our respective missions!
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All of our hard work and selfless devotion for the sake of kosen-rufu definitely becomes golden benefit and good fortune. Just as the Daishonin teaches, "the wise will rejoice,"* let’s joyfully take action and cheerfully share this Buddhism and its philosophy with others! Let's always advance boldly and unyieldingly no matter what may confront us!
The Daishonin encourages us to: “Employ the strategy of the Lotus Sutra before any other."* No matter what happens, let's always study the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin and spur ourselves to muster the power of faith! Let's advance each and every day by making unceasing efforts to progress.
To our fellow members in the Tokaido region who are vigorously and brightly striving with the fighting spirit to uphold justice! In Buddhism, it is either win or lose (– there is no middle ground.) On the land of the noble shared vow that mentor and disciple have made, let’s erect a new golden monument of achievement of this new era!
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