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A translation of President Ikeda’s “To My Friends” 
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
The Gosho says:
“Words echo the thoughts of the mind
and find expression through the voice.”*
When talking with friends, let’s always try to use words of sincerity
that will resonate in their hearts and move them.
At the core, 
it is always about our deep and sincere daimoku for their happiness.

*Gosho: The Unanimous Declaration by the Buddhas of the Three
Existences regarding the Classification of the Teachings and Which Are
to be Abandoned and Which Upheld – WND-2, pg. 843.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“It is the way of the world that whether one is wise or foolish, old
or young, one never knows what will happen to one from one moment to
the next. Therefore I should first of all learn about death, and then
about other things.”

(The Importance of the Moment of Death – The Writings of Nichiren
Daishonin, Vol. 2, page 759)
Selection Source: “Teachings of Buddhism”, Seikyo Shimbun, July 9th, 2014

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Giving our lives for Buddhism doesn’t mean dying for Buddhism. 
Giving our lives for Buddhism means making kosen-rufu our purpose
in life and working for and dedicating ourselves to Buddhism as long 
as we live. In so doing, we can transform our life condition, carry out 
our human revolution, and attain Buddhahood in this lifetime, enabling 
us to lead happy lives of unsurpassed fulfilment that overflow with joy.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9038, The New Human Revolution––Vol. 26: Chap. 4, 
Bold Advance 50, translation released 14th July, 2014

* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun’s
web-site address at http://www.seikyoonline.jp/news/index.html

–WAGATOMO NI OKURU–
GOSEIKUN [KOKORO NO OMOI O]
HIBIKASHITE KOE O ARAWASU].
TOMO NO MUNE O YUSABURU
SHINJITSU NO KOTOBA O!
KONPON WA FUKAKI INORI DA.

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“KASHIKOKI MO HAKANAKI MO OITARU MO WAKAKI MO SADAME NAKI NARAI NARI
SAREBA MAZU RINJU NO KOTO O NARAUTE NOCHINI TAJI O NARAU BESHI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1404)

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