[To My Friends] THU 18 OCT 2018–When we engage in dialogue with respect for the other person, our Buddha nature will manifest itself

When you bow to a mirror,   your reflection will bow back to you.(*) When we engage in dialogue with respect   for the other person, our Buddha nature   will manifest itself. Let’s advance along the great path of happiness   for oneself and others! (*)The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, p. 165 Actual full quote: “When one faces a mirror and makes a bow of obeisance: the image in the mirror likewise makes a bow of obeisance to oneself.”

[To My Friends] WOW MON 15 OCT 2018–Let’s pray together to come up with original, creative ideas for our discussion meetings

It’s time for discussion meetings during the golden autumn season. Let’s pray together to come up with original, creative ideas for vibrant and dynamic gatherings! Let’s also thank the families who volunteer their homes and facilities for our activities and engage in discussions that sow seeds of happiness in people’s lives! Tentative translation of “Words of the Week” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.

[To My Friends] SAT 13 OCT 2018–Our interactions within the Soka family spark our spirit and character

Let’s attend the satellite broadcast of the   monthly leaders meeting together with   our children and grandchildren. Our interactions within the Soka family   spark our spirit and character and   serves as the best nourishment for   our growth and development! Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.

[To My Friends] FRI 12 OCT 2018–Let’s help new people develop and manifest their abilities

It is autumn, a time for   fostering capable individuals. Amidst our efforts to exert ourselves   in the two ways of practice and study,   let’s shine a light on new people   and help them develop and manifest   their abilities. Therein lies the future of kosen-rufu! Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.

[To My Friends] THU 11 OCT 2018–Make steady and sincere efforts to help our friends!

What kind of difficulties are   our friends undergoing? What are they seeking? Having a deep understanding of   their needs and concerns is the   first step toward encouraging them. Make steady and sincere efforts,   and don’t be impatient!   Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.

[To My Friends] TMF WED 10 OCT 2018–The mighty powers of faith and practice will activate the powers of the Buddha and the Law

The mighty powers of faith and practice   will activate the powers of the Buddha   and the Law, leading to the steady   appearance of benefits. Let’s lead lives of complete satisfaction   and fulfillment basing ourselves on the   principle  of “prayer” leads to “practice.” [NOTE: The four powers = The power of the Buddha, the power of the Law, the power of faith, and the power of practice. In Nichiren’s teachings, the four powers are known as the four powers of the Mystic Law, whose interaction enables one to have one’s prayers answered and attain Buddhahood. TheRead more