To My Friends

Buddhism teaches principle of
“cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms,”
which elucidates the unique diversity and
beauty of all living entities.
There is no need to compare yourself
to others.
Don’t be impatient–advance steadily!
Always be true to yourself and
bring to blossom your mission in life!

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To My Friends

Be the first to go to the place that
is undergoing the most difficulty!
Be the first to encourage and inspire
those who are suffering the most!
Alacrity is the wellspring of trust!

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To My Friends

To our senior retired men’s division members(*),
who brim with seeking spirit and wisdom
throughout their lifetime–
thank you, always, for your efforts!
Now, more than ever, let’s write a golden history
of our personal lives together!

(*)Taiyo-kai=”Sun Group”; Kanto-kai=”Fighting Spirit Group.” In Japan, these groups consist of senior retired men, 60 years and older, who are able to participate in daytime activities.

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To My Friends

Let’s wholeheartedly encourage
friends who are fighting illness,
and their family members who
are supporting them.
Let’s chant daimoku together with
the great conviction that
“myo (mystic) means to revive.”(*)
With faith, let’s lead long and healthy lives!

(*)”The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra,” WND I, p. 149
“Myo means to revive, that is, to return to life.”

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To My Friends

The daimoku we chant, infused with
prayer based on the spirit of
“practice for oneself and others,”
is a genuine memorial for the deceased.
In Buddhism, we can experience joy in
both life and death.
A life lived striving for kosen-rufu
generates a spring breeze wafting with
“eternity, happiness, true self and purity.”

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