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To My Friends

November 14, 2023

“[When Nichiren and his followers recite
   Nam-myoho-renge-kyo], they are burning
   the firewood of earthly desires,
   summoning up the wisdom fire of
   bodhi or enlightenment.”(*)
The more we challenge our worries
   and problems, the more we are able to
   develop a profound life condition.
Let’s base our lives on chanting daimoku
   with an indomitable spirit!

(*) OTT, 11

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

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