With the approaching typhoon, I hope each of us will exercise the utmost of caution! Be extremely careful of rainstorms, flooding and landslides! I hope that our newspaper deliverers will also make their safety their number one priority!
Translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance, with universal value and application
Hurrah for all of our "Many Treasures" (our “senior” SGI members)! Soka Champions, we cannot express how much we appreciate what you have done for kosen-rufu. The Daishonin promises, "Myō means to revive"* With an even more youthful spirit than ever, let’s all advance full of hope together!
Let’s transform the problems we are struggling with now into nourishment for our personal growth. Let’s make the hardships we are experiencing into encouragement for others who might be in similar situations to ourselves. We can definitely change everything into something meaningful through practising this faith. Let’s lead victorious lives, no matter what happens!
It is absolutely certain that the ray of light from the benefits of the Mystic Law illuminates throughout the three existences of life—past, present, and future. The daimoku that we sincerely and earnestly chant while devoting ourselves to SGI activities for the sake of kosen-rufu is indeed the ultimate way of offering transference of merit for the deceased.
Encouraging someone means to help ease their heart while they are facing difficulties. Let’s empathise with our friends who are enduring hardships, and cheer them on with sincere warmth and care! Our words of heartfelt conviction and confidence are certain to fill them with hope!
Small gatherings are always an opportunity to create immense value. Each person has a chance to take the lead and contribute in some meaningful way. And the hearts of all the participants can truly connect and bond. Let's constantly try to engage in hope filled conversation with each other!
The temperature difference between the days and nights is getting quite big. I hope you’ll all take the utmost care of your health! Let’s all become wise people who manifest the principle of faith equals daily life!
The Gosho says: “Where there is unseen virtue, there will be visible reward.”* When we strive wholeheartedly for kosen-rufu enduring hardships and challenges at times unseen by anyone, our lives are, in fact, glowing with unlimited good fortune! Today, once again let’s not let up in our efforts to advance!
Today is Japan Press Holiday. We will be back tomorrow.
The more we study Buddhism, the stronger our confidence and conviction becomes in our faith and practice. The more we share this Buddhism and its philosophy with others, the higher our life condition is elevated. Together with our treasured members and friends who are taking the upcoming Buddhist study exams, let's enjoy exerting ourselves in the two ways of practice and study by engraving the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin deeply in our hearts!
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