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To My Friends

June 23, 2023

Regardless of who is watching,

  let’s devote ourselves to helping

  our friends become happy.

Such dedicated efforts will bring

  about immeasurable benefit.

Let’s live out our lives fulfilling

  our noble mission with conviction

  in the principle of “myo-no-shoran”

 (literally, “the Mystic Law is our witness)―

  that all our efforts are observed by 

  the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas throughout

  the universe!

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

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