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Ikeda Sensei Pens 2021 New Year’s Poems

A stunning, predawn view of the Hall of the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu on the morning of November 18, 2013. Photo by Seikyo Press.

Ikeda Sensei composed the following poems to celebrate the start of 2021. They were translated from the Jan. 1 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper.

Members of Soka,
lion’s roar resounding
in oneness with the Daishonin,

are elevating and guiding humanity
to the treasure land of peace.

• • •

As Bodhisattvas of the Earth,
we are spreading the brilliant light of

positive transformation
through the Mystic Law
to communities and countries everywhere.

• • •

The time is now.
I entrust everything to you,
my beloved disciples!
Triumph over all to build
a castle of youth, a castle of hope!

Daisaku Ikeda
New Year’s Day, 2021

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