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To My Friends

August 29, 2023

The Mystic Law elucidates the principle,

  “like the lotus flower in the water.”(*)

Just like the lotus that blooms in muddy

  waters, let’s bring forth flowers of

  happiness amidst the realities of life,

  creating hope in this degenerate age

  of the Latter Day of the Law.

That is what we do as Bodhisattvas

  of the Earth.

(*)The Lotus Sutra and Its Opening and Closing Sutras,” 263 

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

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