Tues AM Report 093014 Day 277a

Tues AM Report 093014 Day 277: Wishing all a Terrific Tuesday. Tooting my horn RE: this month’s measurings: Have lost 69.5 inches for a 28-month total of 690.0 inches.  Gratitude List.  AM Chanting. Morning routine. Chores. Writing, branding, blogging, networking, gardening, studying, PR webinar, etc. BFAST:  45g carbs/13 g pro. EXERS: Stretches, gen squats etc. More in PM Report.

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Mon AM/PM Reports 092914 Days 276a/276b

Mon AM/PM  Reports 092914 Days 276a/276b: Greetings! I hope you  all enjoyed the Monday merriment in the magic you all are making in getting off to a magnificent start to the new week!   TOTAL STEPS; 1500-2000+. TOTAL MILES: 1.5-2.0+. TOTAL SLEEP: 8-11 HOURS. Gratitude List. AM Chanting. Morning routine (energy work, etc), chores. Inventory List. PM Chanting.  Writing, client work, branding, networking, scheduling, errands, member care.  BFAST: 45g carbs/17 pro. LUNCH: 73.5 g carbs/20  g pro. SNACK1: 22.5g carbs/1g pro.  DINNER: 50g carbs/32g pro. SNACK2: 15g carbs/7g pro. EXERS: Stretches, gen squats, legs, incline 2x, walking , stoop/step 4x. 100 mini-sits, 100 mini-sits, 100 mini-sits, 100 mini-sits, 100 ab crunches, 100 ab lunges, 100 ab/back,  100 ab pushes, 300 (3×100) waist twists, 100 arms/back, 100 arms/sitting, 200 (2×100) arm arcs, 100 leg press, 100 pelvic./back, 100 hip s/s, and other exercises.

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Sun PM Report 092814 Day 275b

Sun PM Report 092814 Day 275b: TOTAL STEPS: 3600-4000+. TOTAL MILES: 1.5-2.0+. TOTAL SLEEP: 6.5-8.5 hours. Inventory List. PM Chanting.  Get time at Youth Festival on the IUB campus. Nice turnout from all Youth division ages 2 thru 35 plus support from Men’s &  Women’s division through out Indiana and Kentucky.  LUNCH: 26g carbs/20g pro. SNACK: 38 g carbs/3 g pro. DINNER:  45g carbs/35g pro. EXERS: Lots of walking, Stairs 4x and other exercises etc.

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Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 092914 (SGI-UK/Japan)

A translation of President Ikeda’s “Words of the Week” 
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.

Sep 29th-Oct 5th, 2014
– WORDS OF THE WEEK –
When we chant for the happiness of our friends,
our life condition is elevated to the Buddha’s.
Let’s unceasingly share this ultimate unsurpassed Law of Life ,
without even sparing our voices!*
Let’s open up the palace of our own lives 
and help others to do the same.

*”Nichiren alone, without sparing his voice, now chants Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.” – “On Repaying Debts of Gratitude”, WND-I, page 736
**”This passage describes how one becomes aware of the Buddha vehicle 
within oneself and enters the palace of oneself. Chanting 
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is what is meant by entering the palace of oneself.” – The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 209
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Monday, Sep 29th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“A teacher is someone who teaches his disciples things that they did not previously know.”

(The Opening of the Eyes – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol 1, page 249) Selection source: “Suntetsu”, Seikyo Shimbun, Sept 29th, 2014
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Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ——

“There is no point in feeling anxious or lamenting each time the harsh winds of adversity blow. If we have a powerful determination to change everything that happens into a strong ‘tailwind,’ we can surely open the way forwards.
            
“We of the SGI have been able to create a history of tremendous development based on faith that is focused on the present and the future—namely, always looking from the present moment onward and moving forwards, ever forwards.
            
“Without hardships, there is no true Buddhist practice. Without struggle, there is no genuine happiness. And that would not be real life. There would be no attainment of Buddhahood, either. When we practise the Daishonin’s Buddhism with this understanding, we will never reach an impasse.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9095, The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Part 1: Happiness, Chap. 4: Transforming Suffering into Joy—Part 3 [of 3], 4.6 Both Suffering and Joy Are a Part of Life, from the September 2014 issue of the Daibyaku-renge, translation released 25th Sep., 2014

* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun’s
web-site address at http://www.seikyoonline.jp/news/index.html
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–KONSHU NO KOTOBA–
TOMO NO KOFUKU O NEGAU INORI WA
HOTOKE TO ONAJI KYOGAI NARI.
KOE MO OSHIMAZU
SAIGOKU NO HORI O KATARE!
SEIMEI NO KYUDEN O TOMODOMO NI.

– KYO NO GOSHO –
“HITO NO SHI TO MOSUWA DESHI NO SHIRANU KOTO O OSHIETARU GA SHI NITEWA SORONARI”
(Gosho Zenshu page 208)

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Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 092814 (SGI-UK/Japan)

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

Sunday, Sep 28th, 2014
– TO MY FRIENDS –
The more we study Nichiren Daishonin’s writings,
the more strength we develop to open up our own lives.
The more we support those 
who strive to study Nichiren Buddhism,
the more we accumulate the “treasures of the heart” 
in our own lives.
Together with our noble fellow members,

throughout our lifetime,
let’s advance along this certain course towards happiness!
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Sunday, Sep 28th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“However great the good causes one may make, or even if one reads and copies the entirety of the Lotus Sutra a thousand or ten thousand times, or attains the way of perceiving three thousand realms in a single moment of life, if one fails to denounce the enemies of the Lotus Sutra, it will be impossible to attain the way.”

(Encouragement to a Sick Person – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol 1, page
78) Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, Sept 28th, 2014
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Sunday, Sep 28th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ——
“Nichiren Daishonin’s life was a series of hardships and persecutions, including being exiled twice. Some of his disciples questioned where any ‘peace and comfort’ was to be found in all this. But the Daishonin insisted that difficulties are in fact ‘peace and comfort’ (cf. OTT, 115) and in his writings repeatedly made such statements as: ‘What fortune is mine!’ (WND-1, 402); ‘How delighted I am!’ (WND-1, 402); ‘In future lives I will enjoy immense happiness, a thought that gives me great joy’ (WND-1, 287); and ‘How can such joy possibly be described!’ (WND-1, 396). He savoured a state of life that he could only describe as ‘How fortunate, how joyful!’ (WND-1, 642).

“In the light of the Buddhist scriptures, difficulties are inevitable. The important thing is how we transform them, changing poison into medicine, and use them as the driving force for fresh growth and progress.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9095, The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Part 1: Happiness, Chap. 4: Transforming Suffering into Joy—Part 3 [of 3], 4.6 Both Suffering and Joy Are a Part of Life, from the September 2014 issue of the Daibyaku renge, translation released 25th Sep., 2014
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* 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–
GOSHO O MANANDA BUN DAKE
JINSEI O HIRAKU CHIKARA GA TSUKU.
KENSAN O OEN SHITA BUN DAKE
WAGA “KOKORO NO TAKARA” TO NARU.
TOMONI SHOGAI, KOFUKU NO MICHI O!

– KYO NO GOSHO –
“IKANARU DAIZEN O TSUKURI HOKEKYO O SEN-MAN-BU YOMI SHOSHA SHI ICHINEN SANZEN NO KANDO O ETARU HITO NARITOMO HOKEKYO NO TEKI O DANIMO SEMEZAREBA TOKUDO ARIGATASHI”
(Gosho Zenshu page 1494)

Sun AM Report 092814 Day 275a

Sun AM Report 092814 Day 275a: Splendid Salutations to All! Gratitude List. AM Chanting. Morning routine. Chores. rest, Member care RE: Youth Festival in town on the IU campus, writing, blogging…More on day, meals and exercise in PM Report.

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Thoreau Dreams (correct quotation) 092814 Daily Quote

CORRECT Quotation from Henry David Thoreau, Walden:

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. . . . In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.”

MISQUOTATION:

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.

https://www.walden.org/Library/Quotations/The_Henry_D._Thoreau_Mis-Quotation_Page

Sat AM/PM Reports 092714 Days 274a/274b

Sat AM/PM Reports 092714 Days 274a/274b: TOTAL  STEPS: 1800-2000+ . TOTAL MILES .9-1.0. TOTAL SLEEP: 8.5-9.0 hours. 90-95%. Good Orderly Direction. BFAST: 45g/19g.  SNACK1: 15g+/7g+.  LUNCH: 47g/24g. DINNER: 45.5g/15g. SNACK2: 15g+/7g+. EXERS: Stretches, gen squats, inclines 2x, step 4x. chores, walking and other exercises.

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Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought SGI-UK/Japan 092714

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

Saturday, Sep 27th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS –
Seikyo Shimbun and all our other SGI publications
are helping to convey a hope-filled philosophy
into our local communities and society.
Let’s therefore express our wholehearted appreciation
and deep respect to all of those members
who are constantly making a great effort to promote
the circulation of these publications!

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sgiusa.org

 

Saturday, Sep 27th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“The moon moves from the west eastward, a sign of how the Buddhism of India spread in an easterly direction. The sun rises in the east, an auspicious sign of how the Buddhism of
Japan is destined to return to the Land of the Moon.”

(On Reprimanding Hachiman – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol 2, page 936) Selection source: For YMD Gosho study meeting, Seikyo Shimbun, Sept 27th, 2014

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Sunday, Sep 28th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ——
“The Daishonin uses the phrase ‘experiencing the boundless joy of the Law’ (WND-1, 681). ‘Experiencing’ here means that we obtain and savour this joy ourselves. It comes down to us, not others. This joy is not bestowed on us by someone else or something outside us. Creating our own happiness and experiencing that happiness for ourselves; developing the inner strength and capacity to serenely enjoy life, regardless of its ups and downs—this is the meaning of “experiencing the boundless joy of the Law.” The power of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo enables us to do this.

“For that reason, we don’t need to compare ourselves with others. We should simply live in a way that is true to ourselves, based on faith in the Gohonzon.

“Please advance in good health and with clear goals, while cultivating positive, harmonious relations with those around you. By conducting yourself in this way, you will naturally become the kind of person others admire, are drawn to, and want to get to know. The Mystic Law enables you to utilise your potential to the fullest. When that happens, you can go anywhere and face anything with a sense of confidence and ease. You’ll be able to do what you need to do, unswayed by immediate events and circumstances, and lead a life of deep satisfaction, without regrets. That is the mark of a true victor in life.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9095, The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Part 1: Happiness, Chap. 4: Transforming Suffering into Joy—Part 3 [of 3], 4.6 Both Suffering and Joy Are a Part of Life, from the September 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 25th Sep., 2014

 

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* 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–
SEIKYO WA KIBO NO TETSURI O
CHIIKI NI SHAKAI NI HASSHIN!
TOTOKI SHIMBUNCHO O HAJIME
KAKUDAI NI JINRYOKU SURU
DOSHI NO MINASAMA NI SAIKEIREI!

– KYO NO GOSHO –
“TSUKI WA NISHI YORI HIGASHI NI MUKAERI GASSHI NO BUPPO NO HIGASHI E NAGARUBEKI SO NARI HIWA HIGASHI YORI IZU NIHON NO BUPPO NO GASSHI E KAERU BEKI ZUISO NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu page 588)