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To My Friends

March 20, 2023


Nichiren Daishonin asserts, 

“Each and every one of you should be 

   certain deep in your heart.”(*) 

Carry out your mission in this life

  dauntlessly, cheerfully and without regrets.

Therein lies a path abloom with a profusion

  of Soka cherry blossoms bursting with

  friendship and fortune!

(*) “The Actions of the Votary of the Lotus Sutra,” WND 1, 764 

Full quote: “Each and every one of you should be certain deep in your heart that sacrificing your life for the Lotus Sutra is like exchanging rocks for gold or dung for rice.”

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

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