[To My Friends] FRI 19 JAN 2018–Let’s unstintingly praise one another for each of our noble efforts!

As Nichiren Daishonin states, “the more one praises [the blessings of the Lotus Sutra,] the more one’s own blessings will increase.(*) Let’s unstintingly praise one another for each of our noble efforts! The solidarity of the Soka family is the driving force for hope and dynamic development! (*)”The Blessings of the Lotus Sutra,” WND I p. 673 Tentative translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance.

[To My Friends] WOW MON 15 JAN 2018–Let’s hold lively discussion meetings!

Our districts are the “mother port” for kosen-rufu. Let’s invite friends and hold lively discussion meetings that herald a fresh voyage in the Year of Brilliant Achievement! Reveling in “what a joy it is,”(*) let’s joyously and courageously share Nichiren Buddhism with others! (*)”Letter to Niike,” WND 1, p. 1026 Full excerpt: “What a joy it is for us to have been born in the Latter Day of the Law and to have shared in the propagation of the Lotus Sutra! How pitiful are those who, though born in this time, cannot believe in this sutra!”

[To My Friends] TMF WED 10 JAN 2018–Guard against influenza!

Guard against influenza! Rigorously observe preventative measures such as washing your hands, gargling, using a humidifier and wearing surgical masks(*). Based on strong prayer, let’s wisely achieve good health! (*)In Japan and some other densely populated Asian countries, it is social etiquette to wear a surgical mask when one has a cold or flu to prevent spreading the virus. It is also worn to keep from catching cold or the flu.