[To My Friends] WED 20 DEC 2017–The lotus flower blooms in the muddy pond

Buddhism teaches the principle of lotus flowers blooming in muddy water.(*) Just like the lotus that blooms in the muddy pond, let’s show brilliant actual proof of happiness in the harsh reality of life! Daimoku is the foundation.(*)Reference: The Lotus Sutra and Its Opening and Closing Sutras, translated by Burton Watson, p. 263. The Buddhist principle teaches that like lotus blossoms that bloom in muddy water, our lives remain pure in this defiled world.

[To My Friends] TUE 19 DEC 2017–Win day by day and welcome a joyous and glorious spring!

To those who are studying diligently for school entrance exams– Your present arduous efforts will become the foundation of your victory in life without fail! Win day by day and welcome a joyous and glorious spring! Unofficial translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application, put together by Seikyo staff.