April 16, 2019
--TO MY FRIENDS--
Let's take to heart Nichiren Daishonin's
words, "But still I am not discouraged,"(*)
and resolutely look ahead with optimism
despite any difficulties that may confront us!
Let's uphold our Buddhist practice as
courageous and wise individuals who are
not swayed by the fickle winds of
(*)"The Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood," WND I, p. 748.
Tentative translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo
Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance.
for daily mailings)
--WAGA TOMO NI OKURU--
"IMADA KORIZU SORO"
IKANARU KUNAN NI MO
KETSUZEN TO MAE O MUKU NO DA!
KIYO-HONEN NI YURUGANU
SHINKO NO YUSHA, KENJA TARE!