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May 22, 2019
--TO MY FRIENDS--
Nichiren Daishonin affirms,
”Persons who study the teachings
of Buddhism must ... understand
and repay their obligations."(*)
Let's transform the spirit to appreciate
everything and everyone into a
driving force for working tirelessly
for the happiness of others.
Such an individual is noble and strong.
(*)"The Opening of the Eyes (1)," WND 1, 228
Full quote: "Sages and worthies are the product of filial piety. It goes without saying, therefore, that persons who study the teachings of Buddhism must also [observe the ideal of filial piety and] understand and repay their obligations. The disciples of the Buddha must without fail understand the four debts of gratitude and know how to repay them. "
Tentative translation of "To My Friends" published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda's recent guidance.
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--WAGA TOMO NI OKURU--
”BUPPO O GAKUSEN HITO
CHION HOON NAKARU BESHIYA"
SUBETE NI KANSHA SURU KOKORO O
HITOBITO NI TSUKUSU GENDORYOKU NI!
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