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To My Friends

October 21, 2022

We should cherish each person with

  “the same respect [we] would a Buddha.”(*)

This is the behavior of a Buddhist.

Let’s greet and welcome each participant

  at our discussion meeting with heartfelt

  sincerity and courtesy!

(*)“On the Importance of the “Expedient Means” and “Life Span” Chapters,” WND 2, 749

Nichiren Daishonin, quoting from the “Encouragements” chapter of T’ien-t’ai‘s “Great Concentration and Insights.”

Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.

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