With sincere and caring hearts for others, let’s become the type of people whom others can feel, “When I see that person, I feel at ease." To lift our friend’s spirits is one of the noblest actions that we can take as a Buddhist.
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
To all those fulfilling vice leadership roles who support the victory of our districts, please know that your pivotal presence is what enables the advancement of kosen-rufu! We’re so grateful for the rich and valuable life experiences that you bring to the organisation along with your expertise in encouragement!
Particularly when we are tired there is more reason for us to make an effort to study the gosho even if it may be only a single sentence or phrase. By putting into action what we study of Nichiren Buddhism, we strengthen both our faith and life condition.
“Leaders” of kosen-rufu, patiently, with warm understanding hearts, listen to the words of their friends! Let’s become a light of happiness, and the sun of encouragement and inspiration!
“Good health” is the basis for happiness. It’s essential that we strive to make a habit of eating balanced meals and doing moderate exercise. By maintaining a rhythm of healthy living, let’s lead a life brimming with vitality each and every day!
All of our treasured members who are selflessly contributing to their local communities are indeed the ambassadors of the SGI movement. The Daishonin encourages us, “Where there is unseen virtue, there will be visible reward." By trying to be open-minded with others and broad-minded about various situations, let’s do our very best to shed a light of happiness on our beloved homeland!
The Daishonin encourages us, “Illness gives rise to the resolve to attain the way." Now is the perfect opportunity to change our karma into mission! May our daimoku ring out like the roar of a lion king and may we never be defeated by the obstacle of sickness!
The SGI is a community of people who share both their joys and sufferings and warmly support and inspire one another. By chanting daimoku together about our worries and problems, let’s overcome all the challenges we face! We have faith in Nichiren Buddhism!
Chanting daimoku is the key to manifesting our wisdom and courage. It’s the way to challenge not giving up or giving in. Let’s chant with the absolute conviction that “I will prove that I can overcome the present situation, I will transform it into a positive situation”
To those of you who open up your homes for meetings, thank you, as always, for your kindness! Your good fortune and benefit is boundless and immeasurable. I will always be chanting for the good health and longevity, happiness and victory of your families!
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