Wed AM/PM Reports 072314 Days 208/208b

Wed AM/PM Reports 072314 Days 208/208b: TOTAL STEPS: 19745-2000 +. TOTAL MILES: .9-1.0 +. TOTAL SLEEP: 10-12.5+ hours. More lessons on this week’s theme on flexibility, letting go and live and let live.  Moving lots of energy the last few days.  Work, rest, errands, member and client care,  etc. Gratitude list. AM Chanting. Chores. Laundry etc. Inventory list. PM chanting. BFAST: 45g/16g???. SNACK: og/10g. LUNCH: 62g/45g. DINNER45g/30g. EXERS: Stretches, gen. squats, walking and other assorted  exers.

Buddhist Food for Thought 072414

To My Friends

July 24th, 2014

Let’s treasure conversations
between parents and children.
A harmonious family is the foundation
for passing down faith.
Let’s ensure that we create good
memories for the sake of those
youth who will play leading roles
at the time of Soka Gakkai’s centennial.

For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Thursday, July 24, 2014:

Our lives are our own. It is not for someone else to dictate to us how we should live them. All that awaits those who allow themselves to be continually swayed by what other people say or do is unhappiness. We simply need to have the self-belief to be able to say: “This is right. This is the path I will follow. I am content.” Happiness is born from such inner fortitude. Moreover, those who earnestly devote themselves in accord with the Mystic Law cannot fail to realize lives of total fulfillment.

Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Thursday, July 24, 2014:

The Argentine educator Almafuerte wrote: “To the weak, difficulty is a closed door. To the strong, however, it is a door waiting to be opened.” Difficulties impede the progress of those who are weak. For the strong, however, they are an opportunity to open wide the doors to a bright future. Everything is determined by our attitude, by our resolve.



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Thursday, July 24, 2014:

The Great Teacher Nan-yüeh has stated, “If one sees a foe of the Lotus Sutra and yet fails to censure him, one becomes a slanderer of the Law and will fall into the hell of incessant suffering.” Even a man of great wisdom, if he sees such a person and fails to speak out, will fall into the depths of the hell of incessant suffering, and as long as that hell shall endure, he will never escape.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 1021
Letter to Akimoto
Written Akimoto Taro Hyo-no-jo on January 27, 1280

Buddhist Food for Thought 072314

To  My Friends

July 23, 2014

During the summer months,
take utmost precautions
to take care of your health!
Beware of heatstroke.
Take plenty of liquids and
nourishment, and create value
and advance every day!

For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Wednesday, July 23, 2014:

If we attain the state of Buddhahood in this lifetime, that state will forever pervade our lives. Throughout the cycle of birth and death, in each new lifetime, we are endowed with good health, wealth and intelligence, along with a supportive, comfortable environment and lead lives that overflow with good fortune. Each of us will also possess a unique mission and be born in an appropriate form to fulfill it.

Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Wednesday, July 23, 2014:

I’ve suggested that the twenty-first be named the Century of Women. Women have the wisdom and strength to lead society in the direction of good, of hope and of peace. In expanding his own nonviolence movement, Gandhi greatly relied on women. He said it is women who can teach pacific learning to a world that, while engaged in hostilities, nonetheless thirsts for the sweet dew of peace.

Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Wednesday, July 23, 2014:

Among my disciples, those who think themselves well-versed in Buddhism are the ones who make errors. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the heart of the Lotus Sutra. It is like the soul of a person. To revere another teaching as its equal is to be like a consort who is married to two emperors, or who secretly commits adultery with a minister or a humble subject. It can only be a cause for disaster.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 903
The Teaching for the Latter Day
Written to Nanjo Tokimitsu on April 1, 1278



Scobie John 072314 SGI-UK/Japan

* Summer holidays are now upon us so there may be some delays (as much as 48 hours) in the next week as we move about the world! Hope you don’t mind!
…This may also carry on throughout August so we ask for your understanding!

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

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Let’s be extra cautious in maintaining our good health during the summer time!
It’s especially important to prevent getting a heat stroke.
With a steady fluid intake and good nutritional balance
let’s advance by spending each day valuably!

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
“A blue fly, if it clings to the tail of a thoroughbred horse, can
travel ten thousand miles, and the green ivy that twines around the
tall pine can grow to a thousand feet.”

(On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land -
The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 17)
Selection Source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shinbun, July 23rd, 2014

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
“So many people still do not know about the Mystic Law. Let’s therefore keep planting the seeds of hope and peace in the hearts of those we encounter. Let’s foster friendly exchanges, sincerely promote understanding, and pray for the happiness of everyone in our environment.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9044, Opening a New Era of Kosen-rufu Together, (25) Attaining Our Own Happiness, from 5th July, 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translation released 17th, July, 2014

* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun’s
web-site address at


(Gosho Zenshu, page 26)

Tues AM/PM Reports 072214 Days 207/207b

Tues AM/PM Reports 072214 Days 207/207b: TOTAL STEPS: 1980-2000+ steps.  TOTAL MILES: .9-1.0+ miles.  TOTAL SLEEP: 12-13hours.  Took most of the day off and wasn’t online. Rested, errands etc. Human rev and lots of energy moving. Much needed rest. Was told I had a nice smile and they appreciated my positivity.  BFAST: 46g/13g. 42-45g/35g+ SNACK#1: 0g/8=g. DINNER: 45g/30g+. SNACK: 15g/12g. EXERS: pKbells: 200 (2×100): singles, arm curls, exts., single arm swings. 100:  doubles, uip, down, chest-in, chest-out, pull-ups, press.  100: ab crunches, ab lunges, ab/back, ab push, arm raises. 200 (2×100): arm arcs. 300 (3×100) waist twists, leg press, hip s/s, p/back and other hip, legs etc.