April 26, 2015 –TO MY FRIENDS–


26th April
BUDDHISM is reason. And faith is manifested in daily life. Getting enough sleep so that we can wake up refreshed and ready for the new day’s challenges is very important for good health. We practise Buddhism so that we can enjoy good health and happiness.

IT is important to be wise. Having people point out your shortcomings and help you weed out your bad habits at the root, is in the long run, a great help to you. If the roots of those bad habits remain, they will gradually begin to affect your life more and more adversely, moving you in a harmful destructive direction.

ONLY women who possess a philosophy that allows them to have a sound view of life, society and the universe, will be able to open a true “era of women”. Without such a solid philosophy, you will not be able to make lasting contributions to society nor lead your families and those around you to happiness.

YOU are all important people who are opening the path to a new age in your respective countries. In order that you may fulfil that mission, please apply yourselves to and make a thorough study of all important issues in life. I hope that, taking the lead, you will diligently work to polish your intelligence and character.

IT is important to bring about what one has determined; herein lies the Buddhist practice. This is the key to one’s happiness and to advancing one’s human revolution.

NOTE: Visit http://nichirendaishoningosho.blogspot.com for Nichiren Daishonin’s gosho, Letter to the Brothers.

April 26, 2015

Connecting people’s hearts
and transforming our communities
into oases of harmony and happiness–
that is the Soka’s grassroots movement!
As proud champions of the people,
let’s accomplish our mission in life.

Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.

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