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To My Friends

February 5, 2023

“The popular proverb says, 

  ‘One is the mother of ten thousand.’”(*)

The expansion of kosen-rufu begins

  with the person right in front of you.

Let’s engage in dialogue with great

  conviction, holding aloft the banner

  of “rissho ankoku”― the creation

  of a peaceful and flourishing society 

  based on the humanistic philosophy 

  of Nichiren Buddhism!

(*) “Conversation Between a Sage and an Unenlightened Man,” WND 1, pp. 130-131

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

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