Quotes from the Writings of Nichiren

Daily quotes from the Writings of Nichiren Vol. 1 & 2

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To my Friends by Daisaku Ikeda

May 13, 2014

–TO MY FRIENDS–
A strong prayer for your district to become
  the foremost “castle of capable individuals”
  in your country is the driving for
  progress and development.
Let’s unite our hearts as one and
  create a new solidarity of
  Bodhisattvas of the Earth!

Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.

–わが友に贈る–
「わが地区を
 日本一の人材城に!」
 強き祈りこそ発展の力。
 皆で心を合わせ
 新たな地涌の連帯を!

–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–
“WAGA CHIKU O
  NIHON ICHI NO JINZAIJO NI!”
TSUYOKI INORI KOSO HATTEN NO CHIKARA.
MINA DE KOKORO O AWASE
  ARATA NA JIYU NO RENTAI O!

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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.

–わが友に贈る–
 会合の参加者を
 「仏を敬うが如く」
 真心で迎えよう!
 誠実の振る舞いから
 歓喜の波動は広がる!

–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!

 

To my Friends by Daisaku Ikeda

April 15, 2014

–TO MY FRIENDS–
One cannot gain true strength
  with mere resourcefulness and cunning.
Those who continue to make strenuous efforts
  without begrudging hardship will absolutely
  be victorious in the end!

Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.

–わが友に贈る–
要領だけでは
 真の力はつかない。
 労苦を惜しまず
 努力を貫き通す人が
 最後に必ず勝つ!

–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–
YORYO DAKE DE WA
  SHIN NO CHIKARA WA TSUKANAI.
KURO O OSHIMAZU
   DORYOKU O TSURANUKI TOSU HITO GA
  SAIGO NI KANARAZU KATSU!

To my Friends by Daisaku Ikeda

April 12, 2014

–TO MY FRIENDS–
As the Nichiren Daishonin states,
  “the more one praises [the
  blessings of the Lotus Sutra,] the more
  one’s own blessings will increase.(*)
Let’s boldly share with others the
  greatness of our faith and practice.
Your noble efforts will cause fortune
  and benefit to shine brilliantly.

“The Blessings of the Lotus Sutra,” WND I p. 673

Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.

–わが友に贈る–
「ほむれば
弥(いよいよ)功徳まさる」。
信心の偉大さを
 堂々と語ろう!
そこに尊き福徳は輝く。

–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–
“HOMURE BA IYO IYO
 KUDOKU MASARU.”
SHINJIN NO IDAISA O
  DODO TO KATARO!
SOKO NI TOTOKI FUKUTOKU
  WA KAGAYAKU.

To my Friends by Daisaku Ikeda

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April 9, 2014

–TO MY FRIENDS–
Leaders, go meet fellow members
  brimming with spirited determination.
Manifest a strong life force and send forth
  waves of joy into every corner of 
  our respective communities.

Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.

–わが友に贈る–
リーダーは
 勇んで友のもとへ!
 満々たる生命力で
 わが地域の隅々に
 歓喜の波動を送れ!

–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–
“Leader” WA ISANDE TOMO NO MOTO E!
MANMAN TARU SEIMEIRYOKU DE
  WAGA CHIIKI NO SUMIZUMI NI
  KANKI NO HADO O OKURE!

To my Friends by Daisaku Ikeda

March 31, 2014

–WORDS OF THE WEEK–
To not advance means to regress.
Let’s continue to make progress
and move forward as we make
our way from April 2 to May 3*.
burning with momentum and
the SGI spirit, more than ever!

(*)April 2 is the anniversary of 2nd President Josei Toda’s passing, and May 3 is Soka Gakkai Day.

–TO MY FRIENDS–
For those venturing out in society
in the workforce, begin your day
in high spirits with a resonant
morning gongyo.
Perform a vibrant and dynamic
dance on the stage of your mission!

Translation of “Words of the Week” and “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.

–今週の言葉–
「進まざるは退転」だ。
 4・2から5・3へ
 前進また前進!
学会精神に燃えて
「いよいよ」の勢いで!

–わが友に贈る–
社会に船出する友よ
 朗々たる朝の勤行から
 元気に一日の出発を!
わが使命の舞台で
 生き生きと舞いゆけ!

–KONSHU NO KOTOBA–
“SUSUMAZARU WA TAITEN” DA.
YON-TEN-NI KARA GO-TEN-SAN E
ZENSHIN MATA ZENSHIN!
GAKKAI SEISHIN NI MOETE
“IYOIYO” NO IKIOI DE!

–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–
SHAKAI NI FUNADE SURU TOMO YO
RORO TARU ASA NO GONGYO KARA
GENKI NI ICHINICHI NO SHUPPATSU O!
WAGA SHIMEI NO BUTAI DE
IKI-IKI TO MAI YUKE!

To my Friends by Daisaku Ikeda

March 27, 2014

–TO MY FRIENDS–
It’s the time for new beginnings.
Let’s give a hearty send off to those
  moving on to new situations
  and warmly welcome those
  transferring in.(*)

(*)In Japan, April is traditionally a new start of the year for graduating students going on to new schools or joining the workforce, as well as a time of large-scale departmental transfers.

Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.

–わが友に贈る–
新たな出発の時期。
転出する友に
 心からのエールを!
転入する友を
 温かく迎えよう!

–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–
ARATA NA SHUPPATSU NO JIKI.
TENSHUTSU SURU TOMO NI
  KOKORO KARA NO E-RU O!
TENYU SURU TOMO O
  ATATAKAKU MUKAE YO!

To my Friends by Daisaku Ikeda

March 22, 2014

–TO MY FRIENDS–
Leaders should study
  Nichiren Daishonin’s writings
  and the guidance of the SGI
  every day.
One’s own spiritual growth and
  development will become the
  driving force for the development
  of the SGI organization.

Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.

–わが友に贈る–
リーダーは
 御書と学会指導を
 日々 学びゆけ!
 自らの成長こそ
 組織発展の原動力だ。

–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–
“Leader” WA
  GOSHO TO GAKKAI SHIDO O
  HIBI MANABI YUKE!
MIZUKARA NO SEICHO KOSO
  SOSHIKI HATTEN NO GENDORYOKU DA.

To my Friends by Daisaku Ikeda

March 21, 2014

–TO MY FRIENDS–
Determine to face and challenge
  any suffering or hardship head on!
Continuous, ceaseless efforts to 
  challenge your situation will
  enable you to strengthen and 
  deepen your life condition.
Engrave in your life a personal
  history of triumph and glory!

Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.

–わが友に贈る–
  いかなる苦難も
 受けて立つと決めよ!
 弛まぬ挑戦の連続が
 自身を強く大きくする。
 わが栄光の歴史を刻め!

–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–
IKANARU KUNAN MO
  UKETE TATSU TO KIME YO!
TAYUMANU CHOSEN NO RENZOKU GA
  JISHIN O TSUYOKU OOKIKU SURU.
WAGA EIKO NO REKISHI O KIZAME!

To my Friends by Daisaku Ikeda

March 3, 2014

–WORDS OF THE WEEK–
Let’s remember the importance
of personal advice and guidance.
When one person stands up,
the family and community
will also transform.
More than ever, let’s encourage
our fellow members and create
waves of joy.

–TO MY FRIENDS–
Let’s greet people with graceful
courtesy and a voice overflowing
with vibrant life force.
People will open their hearts
to a person whose life shines
with strength of character.
Become accomplished in the
art of diplomacy.

–今週の言葉–
個人指導を大切に!
一人が立ち上がれば
一家も地域も変わる。
いよいよの励ましで
歓喜の波動を起こせ!

–わが友に贈る–
礼儀正しい挨拶。
生命力あふれる声。
輝く人間力が
相手の心を開く。
外交戦の名手に!

–KONSHU NO KOTOBA–
KOJIN SHIDO O TAISETSU NI!
HITORI GA TACHIAGARE BA
IKKA MO CHIIKI MO KAWARU.
IYO-IYO NO HAGEMASHI DE
KANKI NO HADO O OKOSE!

–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–
REIGI TADASHII AISATSU.
SEIMEIRYOKU AFURERU KOE.
KAGAYAKU NINGEN-RYOKU GA
AITE NO KOKORO O HIRAKU.
GAIKOSEN NO MEISHU NI!

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