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Ikeda Sensei

Ikeda Sensei Pens 2020 New Year’s Poems


From the Jan. 1 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

Ikeda Sensei composed the following poems to celebrate the start of the New Year.

Advancing for the sake of the eternal future
with disciples destined to grow
“bluer than the indigo”—
what joy it is to pass on
the shared courage of Soka mentors!

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White lilies of Soka,
confidently spreading
the lofty fragrance of peace,
create an age where the hearts of all
are filled with great joy.

• • •

May our capable youth,
like a galaxy of stars
filling the heavens,
guide the times
with the Soka light of wisdom!

From the Jan. 4 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper

Advancing together
with the sun,
the diverse unity of Soka
shines like a rainbow
reaching into the skies of victory.

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You all have a mission.
You are all supremely noble
human flowers.
In the precious lands where you dwell,
create an infinite blossoming of benefit.

• • •

May your lives bloom
as beautiful flowers of Myoho-renge—
lotuses of the Mystic Law—
triumphing over all obstacles and
illuminating this dark age!

Shouldering the Destiny of Humankind

Awakening the Buddha Nature of All Humankind