[To My Friends] FRI 21 JUL 2017–Let’s express our appreciation to the families who offer their homes for meetings

Let’s express our appreciation to the families who offer their homes or other facilities for meetings and activities. Strictly observe the time, don’t be wasteful of electricity or water, be careful of how and where you park your bicycle or other vehicles, and avoid loud chatter on the street. Let’s exercise even more courtesy and consideration of the family and neighbors than when we are in our own homes.

[To My Friends] WED 19 JUL 2017–Let’s exert ourselves in the two ways of practice and study!

Those who are challenging the study exam [on Nichiren Buddhism and the history of Soka Gakkai] and those who are supporting them are all champions of the two ways of practice and study! With great pride, let’s exert ourselves in the study of the unparalleled philosophy of Buddhism. Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application. http://www.daisakuikeda.org (write tmf_daily@icloud.com for daily mailings)

[To My Friends] WOW MON 17 JUL 2017–Summer is a time for expanding friendships and teaching our children about faith

–WORDS OF THE WEEK– It is summer! A time for expanding friendships and fostering camaraderie with vibrant enthusiasm! A time for teaching our children about faith and helping them develop into capable individuals who can succeed our movement. Let’s accomplish this by chanting daimoku with a powerful rhythm. Translation of “Words of the Week” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application. http://www.daisakuikeda.org (write tmf_daily@icloud.com for daily mailings)

[To My Friends] SAT 15 JUL 2017–Make lionhearted efforts to treasure each person.

At meetings, let’s welcome our fellow members and friends with wholehearted sincerity and a warm smile–with “the same respect [one] would a Buddha.”(*) Let’s make lionhearted efforts to treasure each person. That is the spirit of the SGI. (*)”The Fourteen Slanders,” WND 1 p. 757 (phrase from Chapter 28 of the Lotus Sutra: “You should rise and greet him from afar, showing him the same respect you would a Buddha.”)

[To My Friends] FRI 14 JUL 2017–Let’s encourage one another in friendship and cheer

“Young Mrs.” group members who illuminate your communities as the suns of hope– thank you for your constant, dedicated efforts! Let’s encourage one another in friendship and cheer and widely share our bright light of happiness with others! Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application. http://www.daisakuikeda.org

[To My Friends] THU 13 JULY 2017–“Having good friends is the entire essence of our Buddhist practice.”

Shakyamuni Buddha stated, “Having good friends is the entire essence of our Buddhist practice.” With the indomitable solidarity of our Soka family and the inspiration and enrichment we receive from one another through warm interactions, let’s spend a life of growth and fulfillment! Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application. http://www.daisakuikeda.org (write tmf_daily@icloud.com for daily mailings)

[To My Friends] WOW MON 10 JUL 2017–Let’s inspire young people to discover the radiance of their precious lives!

–WORDS OF THE WEEK– Each bright, Future Division member(*) “is a person who can inherit the soul of the Lotus Sutra.”(**) Each one is a “diamond.” Let’s provide heartfelt encouragement and inspire them to discover the radiance of their precious lives! (*)Young people, approx. 6 through 18 (**)”The Hero of the World,” WND 1, p. 839 Translation of “Words of the Week” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application. http://www.daisakuikeda.org (write tmf_daily@icloud.com for daily mailings)

[To My Friends] SUN 9 JUL 2017–Our Buddhist practice enables us to draw happiness from ten thousand miles away.

Our Buddhist practice enables us to draw happiness from ten thousand miles away.(*) With prayer and action grounded in faith, let’s proliferate gardens of harmony and tranquility in our neighborhoods and families. (*)”The New Year’s Gosho,” WND I, p. 172 “Those who now believe in the Lotus Sutra will gather fortune from ten thousand miles away.” Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.