--TO MY FRIENDS-- The new era will be created by the passion and power of youth. You, young people who exemplify the spirit "from the Indigo, an even deeper blue,"(*) let's ascend the new summit of kosen-rufu in high spirits!
(*)"Hell is the Land of Tranquil Light," WND I, p. 457 This allegory of the indigo plant is often used to indicate the disciple growing to surpass the mentor or to describe how deepening one's practice leads to strengthening one's faith. This expression is based on a passage in the classical Chinese work titled "Hsün Tzu." "Great Concentration and Insight" reads, "From the indigo, an even deeper blue."
Tentative translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance. (write tmf.daily[at]gmail.com for daily mailings)