[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

[To My Friends] WOW MON 8 OCT 2018–From a single word spoken from the heart, waves of hope will spread.

Let’s warmly thank and encourage our treasured friends who are striving for kosen-rufu, “showing [them] the same respect you would a Buddha.”(*) From single word spoken from the heart, waves of hope will spread. “The Fourteen Slanders,” WND 1, p. 757 “You should rise and greet him from afar, showing him the same respect you would a Buddha.”

[To My Friends] FRI 5 OCT 2018–Let’s go to our friends who are suffering the most.

Let’s go to our friends who    are suffering the most. This is the action of a Buddhist. Let’s share our hope-filled philosophy   with them and together dramatically   transform our negative situation into    one of positive value, thus   “changing poison into medicine”!(*) (*) The Buddhist principle that earthly desires and suffering can be transformed into benefit and enlightenment by virtue of the power of the Law.