To My Friends

January 19th 2017


Strong, resolute prayers will rouse
 the protective forces of the
 universe to action without fail!
 Aim to be the most wonderful and
 outstanding self that you can be
 and continue to advance unremittingly,
 no matter what the obstacle!

January 1st 2016

 

Upholding our vow, we of the SGI
 will realize the happiness
 and peace of all humanity!
 Let’s embark on a fresh start
 of the New Year toward the
 great ideal of kosen-rufu!

 

2015年1月1日 我ら創価の誓願は 全人類の幸福と 平和の実現なり! さあ広宣の大理想へ 新しい一年を出発!

 

October 15th 2015


Let’s advance the creation of
 happy and harmonious communities
 in synergy with our meeting places that
 are volunteered for use by members.
 Let’s remember to express our gratitude
 in words to those who provide meeting and
 activity venues, as well as to their families,
 while not forgetting to show our appreciation
 and consideration to the neighbors.


2015年10月15日 地域広布の前進は 個人会場とともに! 近隣への配慮も忘れず 提供者とご家族に 感謝の言葉を伝えよう!


October 14th 2015


How young a person is at
 heart is not determined
 by age.
 One who advances vibrantly
 toward life’s goals is an
 eternal youth!


2015年10月14日 心の若さは 年齢では決まらない。 わが人生の目標へ はつらつと進む人が 永遠の青年だ!


September 17th 2015


The benefits accrued from
 sharing or hearing about
 the philosophy of Buddhism
 are immeasurable.
 Let’s widely spread our solidarity
 of happiness with words
 of conviction!


2015年9月17日 仏法を語る功徳も 聞く功徳も絶大だ。 確信の言葉で 幸福のスクラムを 大きく広げよう!

September 12th 2015


To the members of the
 young married women’s group
 who shine brilliantly as
 the sun of the new era!
 Embracing the philosophy of hope
 in your hearts, engage in dialogue
 infused with happiness in your
 community and bring to bloom
 a profusion of smiles!


2015年9月12日 新時代の太陽と輝く ヤング・ミセスの友よ! 希望の哲理を胸に 地域に幸の語らいを! 笑顔の花を咲かせゆけ!


September 9th 2015


Every day is a fresh start!
 Raise your voices!
 Take action!
 From there, we commence
 our revolution.


2015年9月9日 さあ 毎日が出発だ! 声を発するのだ! 行動を起こすのだ! そこから 変革への回転が始まる。


September 1st 2015


Words that come from the heart
 will definitely reach the other person.
 With voices of compassion and conviction,
 let’s inspire everyone with hope and courage


2015年9月1日 心から出た言葉は 必ず相手の心に届く。 「慈愛の声」 「確信の声」で 皆に希望と勇気を!


August 29th 2015


Where there is unity,
 there is joyful advance!
 When we unite in prayer,
 there is no obstacle that
 cannot be surmounted.
 Let’s create a new history together!
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2015年8月29日 団結あるところ 歓喜の前進あり! 祈りを合わせれば 破れぬ壁はない。 共に新たな歴史を!


August 24th 2015


The Daishonin advises,
“The best way to attain Buddhahood
 is to encounter a good friend.”(*)
Let’s encourage one another at our
 discussion meetings and make a
 great, joyful start toward
 spreading happiness and
 achieving victory!


2015年8月24日「仏になる みちは 善知識には すぎず」 座談会で励まし合い 幸福へ拡大へ 勝利へ 大歓喜のスタートを!


August 23rd 2015


It is youth, armed with courage,
 it is one earnest individual,
 who will open the way to the new era.
 Don’t rely on someone else.
 You yourself must stand up with resolve.


2015年8月23日  新時代の扉を開くのは 勇気ある青年だ! 真剣な一人だ! 「誰か」ではない。 「自分」が決然と立て!


August 20th 2015


Take the best care
 of your health!
 Let’s maintain a good
 daily rhythm including
 eating a balanced diet and
 getting plenty of sleep and
 exercise.
 Based on good health above all,
 let’s spend each day
 sound of body and mind.


2015年8月20日 体調管理を万全に! 食事・睡眠・運動など 生活リズムを整えよう。 心身共に若々しく 健康第一の日々を!


August 19th 2015


Members of the Housing Complex and
 Community Divisions(*) are actively
 participating in neighborhood activities.
 The bonds that link the hearts of the
 local residents are the foundation
 of reassurance and hope.
 Let’s deeply appreciate their
 noble efforts.

(*)Since the mid-1950s vast, multi-story public housing complexes have sprung up in large numbers in Japan. Both divisions were created in Japan with a goal of promoting trust and friendship within the community and among neighbors.


2015年8月19日 地域部・団地部の友が 各地の行事で活躍! 住民の心の絆こそ 安心と希望の礎だ。 尊き尽力に深く感謝!


August 18th 2015


Youth, who shoulder the future–
you should experience hardship,
 even going so far as to deliberately
 seeking it.
 Those who brim with noble aspirations
 will not be defeated.
 Those who live to fulfill their mission
 are strong.
 Cultivate a strong and sound self!


2015年8月18日 未来を担う青年よ 苦労は買ってでもせよ! 志ある人は負けない。 使命に生きる人は強い。 確固たる自己を築け!


August 13th 2015


Always keep promises.
 Don’t be late.
 Sincere actions build
 deep trust.
 Excel in people’s diplomacy!


2015年8月13日 約束は必ず守る。 時間に遅れない。 誠実の行動が 大きな信用を生む。 人間外交で光れ!

August 12th 2015


Challenge yourself to tackle
 even disciplines and fields
 that you are weak in.
 That one courageous step
 will transform your life.
 Always aim to develop yourself
 ever more!


2015年8月12日 苦手な分野にも 果敢に挑め! その勇気の一歩が 自身を変える。 常に向上の人生たれ!


August 11th 2015


The brass band and fife-and-drum corps
 are exerting themselves in various
 local events and festivities.
 Their passionate dance gives hope to all and
 their lucid melodies infuse us with pride.
 Let’s thank them for their brilliant performance!


2015年8月11日 音楽隊・鼓笛隊が 各地の行事で奮闘。 情熱の舞は皆の希望! 清き旋律は皆の誇り! 名演に心から感謝!


August 8th 2015


The Soka Gakkai is an “association
 of learning.”
Let’s all earnestly study the philosophy
 [of Nichiren Buddhism] rooted in
 respect for the inherent dignity of life.
 Our solidarity, which aims for everyone’s
 peace and happiness, is society’s hope!


2015年8月8日  創価学会は「学ぶ会」だ。 生命尊厳の哲学を 皆で真剣に学びゆこう! 平和と幸福めざす連帯 こそ社会の希望だ!


August 6th 2015


If you light the way for others,
 your path will also become bright.(*)
 Let’s cherish each person!
 By leading a life dedicated to others,
 we are able to develop a life condition
 overflowing with happiness for ourselves.

(*)”On the Three Virtues of Food, ” WND II, p. 1060
“[I]f one lights a fire for others, one will brighten one’s own way.”


2015年 8月6日 人の前を灯せば わが前も明るくなる。 「一人」を大切に! 他者に尽くす生き方が 自らの幸福境涯を開く!


August 5th 2015

 

 One good book has the
 power to transform one’s life.
 The more one comes in contact
 with positive words, the more
 one can cultivate a positive
 heart and mind.
 Become sagacious reading experts!

 

2015年 8月5日 一冊の良書には 人生を変える力がある。 よき言葉に触れた分 よき心は育まれる。 聡明な読書博士たれ!

 

August 3rd 2015

Let’s show our appreciation
to our “uncrowned friends”–
the organizational newspaper
deliverers.
I am praying for the health and
safety of these noble messengers
as they make their way in the
scorching heat.
May you all spend a fruitful day
making friends, together with
the organ paper that is delivered
through heartfelt efforts.

 

2015年8月3日 「無冠の友」に深謝! 猛暑のなか尊き配達の 無事故、健康を祈ります。 真心で届く聖教と共に 充実と友好の一日を!

 

June 1st 2015

 

Let’s all extend our appreciation
 and wholehearted support for the
 world’s foremost women’s division
 general meetings!
 The shining smiles at these gatherings
 will generate flower garlands of
 happiness and hope.
 Hurrah to our suns of peace!

 

2015年6月1日 世界一の婦人部総会に 皆で感謝のエールを! 輝く笑顔の集いから 幸と希望の花の輪が。 平和の太陽、万歳!

 

May 27th 2015

“All right, I’m going to
 challenge myself!”
Let’s make careful preparations
 for our meetings to ensure that
 everyone is able to refresh
 their determination.
 The momentum for winning is
 born of gatherings brimming
 with joy.


2015年5月27日  「よし頑張ろう!」 皆が決意できるよう 会合の準備に万全を! 歓喜あふれる集いから 勝利の勢いは生まれる!


May 26th 2015

I express my deepest appreciation
 to all the fellow members who are
 wholeheartedly exerting themselves
 to expand the readership of our
 organizational newspaper–
the “people’s journal.”
Let’s infuse society with light and hope through
 the power of the written word and imagery.


2015年 5月26日 本紙の拡大に奮闘する 全ての皆様に最敬礼! 聖教は「人間の機関紙」。 活字と写真の力で 社会に希望の陽光を!


May 6th 2015

Let’s remember the importance of
 expressing our appreciation to close
 family members.
 Family harmony is the foundation for
 happiness and the wellspring of
 the flourishing of our communities.


2015年5月6日 身近な家族への 感謝の言葉を大切に! 一家和楽こそ 幸福の土台であり 地域の繁栄の原点だ。


Beware of traffic accidents!
 Keep your eyes on the road
 and don’t exceed the speed limit.
 Don’t be careless or be lulled into
 a false sense of confidence.
 Let’s spend a fruitful and enjoyable
 holiday.


2015年5月5日 交通事故に注意! 運転中の脇見や スピード超過は厳禁。油断・過信を排し 有意義な連休を!

 

May 4th 2015

 Soka successors!
 The world awaits you.
 The results we reap in the future
 are determined by the causes
 we make in the present.
 Let’s all shine a light upon the
 members of the Future Division(*)!

(*)The Future Division in Japan is comprised of young people from 6 to around 18 years of age.


2015年5月4日 創価後継の友よ! 世界が君を待っている。 「未来の果」は 「現在の因」にあり。 皆で未来部に光を!


Take precautions during this
season of changeable weather.
Manage your health rigorously
so as not to catch cold.
Based on good health above all,
let’s advance vibrantly,
sound of body and mind.

 

2015年5月2日 気候の変化に要注意。風邪などひかないよう 体調管理を万全に。心身共にはつらつと 健康第一で進め!

 

April 16th 2015

Let’s lend a reassuring ear to the woes
 of our friends with empathy and warmth.
 Encouragement is the source of courage,
 the wellspring of hope and
 the force for happiness.


April 15th 2015

The efforts of those with
 rich experience in life who
 support our activities as
 vice level leaders are the
 force for advancing kosen-rufu.
 Let’s create a regret-free history
 in the arena of our respective
 missions!


April 14th 2015

To those who have recently begun
 their journey on the path of their
 mission as working members of society:
 The foundation of trust begins with
 genial and cheerful greetings.
 Shine brightly with strong life force!


April 13th 2015

I express my deepest appreciation
 to all my fellow members for your
 dedicated struggles!
 The unseen virtue of your efforts to
 spread people’s connection to
 Nichiren Buddhism will shine
 boundlessly as visible reward.
 We are the light of our local communities
 and the entire country of Japan.
 Let’s go on to win continuous victories,
 brimming with the greatest pride!


April 11th 2015

When youth take action,
 the times will change
 without fail and a new history
 will be born.
 In the face of any challenge,
 deeply resolve to not be disheartened
 and charge forth with indomitable courage!


April 10th 2015

Nichiren Daishonin urges us to
“[pray] as earnestly as though
 to produce fire from damp wood.”(*)
To have faith means forging an
 invincible spirit.
 Let’s challenge and overcome adversity
 with resolute prayer!


April 9th 2015

Let’s warmly reach out to those
 who have recently moved in to
 our neighborhood due to
 starting out in a new school or job.
 Encouraging words from members
 of the “Soka family” can be the
 driving force for helping them
 become actively involved in
 their new place of residence.

 




The Daishonin encourages us to
“strive ever harder in faith(*).”
The Buddhas and heavenly deities
will be roused to action through
our indomitable prayer and efforts.
With a tenacity of purpose and
unity based on a kindred spirit,
let’s bring to bloom
cherry blossoms of Soka
in rampant profusion!

(*)”Letter to Niike,” WND I p. 1027

 

Cultivating fresh horizons for kosen-rufu
is the mission of my friends of Hokkaido
who share profound ties with the
three founding presidents.(*)
Let’s courageously spread people’s connection
to Nichiren Buddhism, ablaze with the spirit
and momentum of a charging lion!
Adorn spring with a profusion of benefits!

(*)Hokkaido has strong historical ties to the first three presidents.

 

To our fellow members of great Kyushu(*)
who brim with the shared vow of
mentor and disciple!
I ask you to stand boldly in the vanguard
with the heroic roar of a lion!
May the “land of fire” of Japanese legend
reverberate with your jubilant cheers!

(*) the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands

 

Friends of Shin’etsu(*),
home of the mountain range
of capable people–
Arise fearlessly!
Holding high the banner of courage,
commence a great march brimming with
the spirit of many in body, one in mind
toward our glorious and decisive struggle!

(*) In the Soka Gakkai organization, the Shin’etsu Region is comprised of Nagano and Niigata prefectures.

 

It’s spring! Time for dialogue!
And time to engage ourselves in activities
with lighthearted steps!
Let’s send encouragement like a fresh,
spring breeze to students who are advancing
to the next level in school and friends
who recently joined the workforce.
In life, be bold!

 

Those who are wholeheartedly dedicated
to the faith and practice of
Nichiren Buddhism never reach
a deadlock.
Let’s grow stronger in spirit day by day
and take a step forward toward
transformation!
Our hearts overflow with hope!

 

Friendships are our life’s treasures.
Buddhist practice is all about
developing friendships.
With a spring in our steps, let’s
buoyantly cultivate people’s
connection to Nichiren Buddhism.


March 17th 2015

The castle of Soka is rock solid
 due to the unity of many in body,
 one in mind and the indestructible
 spirit of valiant struggle.
 Fellow members of great Kanto(*)–
now is the time to arouse
 yourselves to action!
(*)In the Japanese Soka Gakkai organization, this comprises the five prefectures of Saitama, Chiba, Tochigi, Gumma, and Ibaraki.


March 16th 2015

Our vow is our strength!
 If we wholeheartedly uphold
 the sacred vow for kosen-rufu,
 the path ahead will open
 without fail.
 Let’s resolutely take the offensive
 toward victory as we go from
 March 16, Kosen-rufu Day, to
 May 3, Soka Gakkai Day!
–WORDS OF THE WEEK–


March 14th 2015

Our men’s and women’s chapter leaders
 who stand firm behind their vow
 are the key to the dynamic development
 of kosen-rufu!
 With conviction, passion and courage,
 let’s instill a light of hope
 in people’s hearts!


March 13th 2015

Grief makes us kind
 and difficulties make us wise.
 Those who undergo the most hardships
 have the right to become the happiest.
 That is the philosophy of
 the Buddhism we practice!

March 12th 2015

The true value of faith is
 demonstrated through
 our actions.
 Let’s steadfastly continue to make
 sincere efforts with prayers
 for the happiness of friends and
 cultivate and spread bonds of trust!


March 11th 2015

The hardships we undergo for the sake of
 kosen-rufu will all shine as eternal and
 indestructible “treasures of the heart!”
Let’s challenge ourselves with an indomitable
 spirit to write a personal history of triumph!


March 10th 2015

Let’s all express our appreciation
 to those who offer their homes
 and personal facilities for meetings
 and activities.
 Let’s remember our manners and
 extend our warm courtesy and
 consideration to the family members
 and neighbors as well.
 Let’s advance toward
 kosen-rufu of our communities!


March 9th 2015

Our discussion meetings are
 the golden hub of kosen-rufu!
 The more we engage in dialogue,
 the stronger our momentum will grow,
 and the more we praise one another,
 the more people will develop.
 With faith, let’s rouse ourselves
 to action, and
 with unity, triumphantly
 open the way forward!
–WORDS OF THE WEEK–

March 6th 2015

Today, let’s advance one more step
 than yesterday, and tomorrow,
 advance further still!
 True champions are those who
 triumph over their own weaknesses.

 

March 5th 2015

Happiness is not found
“somewhere out there”
but is won by one’s own hand,
 here and now.
 The positive transformation
 of everything begins the
 moment we make up our mind!

 

March 4th 2015

When things are hectic,
 it is especially important
 to base everything on prayer.
 Prayer enables you to manifest
 invaluable wisdom for creating value
 and opens the way to glory and triumph!


 

 

–WORDS OF THE WEEK–

 

Let’s all pray for and encourage
students who are sitting for their exams.
These treasured, capable individuals,
together with their great growth and development,
are the hope and joy of our communities.
Let’s extend our warm courtesy and consideration
to their families as well.

 

Please take utmost precautions
to prevent from slipping and falling
while making your way through
snowdrifts and along frozen roads.
Be extra careful and give yourself
plenty of time as you make your
way to your next destination.
Remaining accident free is the
foundation for happiness.

 

Success cannot be achieved
without effort.
Let’s challenge everything
head on!
The real wall to be surmounted
is one’s own cowardly heart.

 

In winter when the air is dry, take
extra precautions to prevent fires.
Don’t discard or leave flammable items
where they will remain unattended,
and always check for fire hazards.
Let’s thwart accidents before they happen!

 

Those of you who are struggling at
your jobs must never be defeated!
Faith gives us boundless hope and
the courage to never give up.
And when we notice others in
such a plight, let’s lend them our
wholehearted encouragement
and support.

 

Determine to yourself,
“This is my personal February campaign!”
Remember,”The seeds of Buddhahood
sprout through causation.”(*)
Let’s courageously and actively
initiate dialogue to cultivate
people’s connection to Buddhism.
Let’s joyfully chronicle a golden
record of friendship!

(*)”On the Properties of Rice,” WND 1, p. 1117; from the Lotus Sutra, Chapter Two–Expedient Means

 

“Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like
the roar of a lion.”(*)
Defeat the “devil of illness”
with strong, determined prayer
and absolutely change
poison into medicine!

 (*)”Letter to Kyo’o,” WND I p. 412


Leaders should not neglect
efforts to study continuously.
Make certain your talks are
refreshing and inspire those
listening with genuine conviction
and a shared spirit of “Yes, we will!”

 

One-to-one dialogue is the
great path toward realizing
a peaceful and flourishing society
based on Buddhist humanism.
With a heart of encouragement,
let’s earnestly and sincerely
spread the brilliant light of
friendship.


(*)”The Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood,” WND I, p. 748.

–WORDS OF THE WEEK–


Let’s wholeheartedly support youth
who are engaging in dialogue.
Everyone is a capable individual with
a mission.
Encouragement from experienced seniors
empower young people to surmount obstacles.

 

The hardships of the present
will become treasures of your life.
For this reason, don’t be defeated!
Cultivate your spirit amidst
challenges to ensure your dynamic
development in the future!


Determine to make things happen
instead of waiting for them to happen to you.
Everything begins with your own
positive transformation.
Let a new sun arise in your heart!


Let’s cherish the words, “thank you.”
Appreciation and gratitude
enrich our own hearts while
spreading joy around us.


The essence of Nichiren Buddhism
teaches us that every time we fight
to get back up on our feet,
it makes us that much stronger.
Those who refuse to be defeated
will win end in the end without fail!


 Visiting members and giving guidance and
advice based on our faith and practice
of Nichiren Buddhism will serve as a wellspring
of inspiration for their dynamic development.
As a Japanese proverb goes,
“One is the mother of ten thousand.”
Let’s foster many new capable individuals
by warmly encouraging those with whom
we have a connection and helping them
develop their strengths and abilities.

–WORDS OF THE WEEK–

 

Let’s go to the forefront
and engage in dialogue!
Let’s treasure close friends
and foster new friendships.
Beginning in our neighborhoods
and our local communities,
let’s develop trust and expand
people’s connection to
Nichiren Buddhism.


The wisdom and hope for winning
and opening the way forward in life
is found in the gosho–the
writings of Nichiren Daishonin!
Let’s challenge ourselves
to read even a single passage
from the gosho every single day.

 

To all the volunteer staff
who are supporting our
activities behind the scenes
in the cold weather–
thank you very much for
all your efforts!
Please don’t catch cold.
The protective forces of
the universe must be
showering praises upon
you for your noble dedication.

 

Students preparing for
exams–do your best!
If you exert yourself without giving up
until the last possible moment, you will
shine with the glory and success of youth.
Everyone is praying so that you can
manifest your full abilities and potential.

 

Where there is singing,
there is joy and harmony.
Together with our treasured,
fellow members, let’s fill the
air with Gakkai songs and
expand our solidarity of hope!


January 12th 2015

Let’s lend wholehearted
encouragement and support
to the young women on
their upcoming general meetings
redolent with hopes and dreams.
I appreciate the women’s division
members for your support.
May every one of our treasured
“sisters of the Kayo-kai(*)”
bloom with happiness
without a single exception.

(*)*Kayokai=”Flower-Sun Group” comprises all active young women’s division members of the SGI.

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