To my Friends by Daisaku Ikeda
April 18, 2014
–TO MY FRIENDS–
Let’s welcome discussion meeting
participants with heartfelt greetings
“showing [them] the same respect you
would a Buddha.”(*)
Sincere actions will cause
waves of joy to spread.
(*)”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.”)
Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.
–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–
KAIGO NO SANKASHA O
“HOTOKE O UYAMAU GA GOTOKU”
MAGOKORO DE MUKAEYO!
SEIJITSU NO FURUMAI KARA
KANKI NO HADO WA HIROGARU!