FRI AM/PM REPORTS 112114 Days 330a/330b

FRI AM/PM REPORTS 112114 Days 330a/330b:  TOTAL STEPS: 663+. TOTAL MILES: .31. TOTAL SLEEP: 9.0-1105 hours.  Gratitude List. AM Chanting. Morning routine. Energy,/light /other work. St Johns Wort, etc. Inventory List. PM Chanting.  BFAST: 46+g/36+g. SNACK: 19g/9g. LUNCH: 19g/6g.  DINNER: 52g/22g. EXERS: Chores, stretches, gen. squats, 100 mini-sits, pKbells: 200 (2×100) curls, singles…rest.

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Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 112214 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Saturday Nov. 22nd, 2014
– TO MY FRIENDS –
Buddhism is all about taking action.
First, let’s initiate action ourselves!
When we devote ourselves to achieving kosen-rufu,
our lives definitely gain momentum
and a sun of joy will rise within our lives!

Saturday Nov. 22nd, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Life is limited; we must not begrudge it. What we should ultimately aspire to is the Buddha land.”

(Aspiration for the Buddha Land 
- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 214)  
Selection source: The New Human Revolution, 
Seikyo Shimbun, November 22nd, 2014

Sunday Nov. 23rd, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-

“Referring to the six difficult and nine easy acts,[1] the Daishonin writes: ‘In this age of the Latter Day of the Law, those who ask about the meaning of even one phrase or verse of the Lotus Sutra are far fewer than . . . those who can kick the major world system away like a ball’ (WND-1, 922).
 
“It is more difficult, he is saying, to earnestly seek the Mystic Law than to kick a star system about as if it were a football. If that is so, then how noble is the activity of propagating Buddhism that all of you are engaged in! The Daishonin would surely praise your efforts.

[1] Six difficult and nine easy acts: Comparisons expounded in the “Emergence of the Treasure Tower” (11th) chapter of the Lotus Sutra to teach people how difficult it would be to embrace and propagate the sutra in the Latter Day of the Law. The six difficult acts are to propagate the Lotus Sutra widely, to copy it or cause someone else to copy it, to recite it even for a short while, to teach it even to one person, to hear of and accept the Lotus Sutra and inquire about its meaning, and to maintain faith in it. The nine easy acts include such feats as teaching innumerable sutras other than the Lotus Sutra, walking across a burning prairie carrying a bundle of hay on one’s back without being burned, and kicking a major world system into a different quarter.

* 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–
BUPPO WA KODO DA.
MAZU MIZUKARA GA UGOKO!
KOFU NI HASHIREBA
SEIMEI NI IKIOI GA DERU.
KANKI NO TAIYO GA NOBORU!! 

– KYO NO GOSHO –
“INOCHI KAGIRI ARI OSHIMU BEKARAZU TSUINI NEGAUBEKI WA BUKKOKU NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 955)

Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 112114 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Friday Nov 21st, 2014
– TO MY FRIENDS –
The Daishonin encourages us,
“Each of you should summon up the courage of a lion king.”*
Chanting daimoku to achieve our vow of kosen-rufu
is the very source of indomitable courage.
Let’s forever advance by first and foremost chanting daimoku!

*”Each of you should summon up the courage of a lion king and never succumb to threats from anyone.” – “On Persecutions Befalling the Sage”, WND-I, page 997

Friday Nov 21st, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“A sword is useless in the hands of a coward. The mighty sword of the Lotus Sutra must be wielded by one courageous in faith. Then one will be as strong as a demon armed with an iron staff.”

(Reply to Kyō’ō- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 412)  
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, November 21st, 2014

Saturday Nov 22nd, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Let us do our utmost to sustain the wonderfully warm atmosphere of the SGI where members feel free to discuss anything. Unless we do so, our organisation will stop growing and developing. An organisation that is run by orders from above is bound to sink into bureaucracy. It will become rigid, and so will its members. We must not allow that to happen. The SGI is a realm of humanity, the heart, faith, and compassion. It is a realm of unity and mutual inspiration. That is why it is strong. If we value and promote these qualities, the SGI will grow and develop forever…”
 
SGI Newsletter No. 9123, From SGI President Ikeda’s speech at the 23rd Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting held in Tokyo, Japan, on 16th June, 1998 featured in a video of the speech shown during the 8th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting of the New Era of Worldwide Kosen-rufu, held in Tokyo, on 8th Nov., 2014. Translation released 21st Nov., 2014. Text appeared in 17th Nov., 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai daily newspaper.

* 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–
“ONO ONO SHISHIO NO KOKORO O
TORIIDASHITE” GOSEIKUN.
SEIGAN NO INORI KOSO
FUKUTSU NO YUKI NO GENSEN!
SHODAI KOMPON NI SUSUMIYUKE!

– KYO NO GOSHO –
“TSURUGI NANDOMO SUSUMAZARU HITONO TAMENIWA MOCHIIRU KOTO NASHI HOKEKYO NO TSURUGI WA SHINJIN NO KANAGENARU HITO KOSO MOCHIIRU KOTONARE ONI NI KANABO TARUBESHI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1124)

Thurs AM /PM Reports 112014 Days 329a/329b

Thurs AM /PM Reports 112014 Days 329a/329b: TOTAL STEPS: 1500-2000.  TOTAL MILES: .75-1.0. TOTAL SLEEP: 8.5-9.5 hours.   Gratitude List. AM Chanting. Morning routine. Herbs, Energy/light/self-reiki. Inventory List. PM Chanting. Self Care etc. BFAST: 42-46.5g/12.5-16g. SNACK: 15g/7g.  LUNCH: 58g/27.5 g. DINNER: 45g/33g. SNACK: 23g/6.5g. EXERS: 100 mini-sits, 300: leg press, pelvic/back, hip s/s. Chores, etc.

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Eliminating Negative Self-Talk via Bob Proctor 112014

I know I am not alone in my moments when I do this—listening to my negative self-talk, which some times can be more challenging than others.

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google.com bob proctor

 

Health Tip Self-Love 111914

“I love my body just the way I am!”

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Top 10 Fitness Facts 111814

I feel like David Letterman with his nightly Top 10 lists ;).  In all seriousness, these top 10 fitness facts are something to change our perspective on how we view getting healthy and exercise.

 

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Wed AM/PM Reports 111914 Days 328a/328b

Wed AM/PM Reports 111914 Days 328a/328b: TOTAL STEPS: 1869+. TOTAL MILES: .98+.  TOTAL SLEEP: 7-8.5 hours. Gratitude List. AM Chanting. Morning routine, energy/light work, etc.  Inventory List. PM Chanting. Session with Dietician. Am pleased with my progress. Have lost 10 more pounds since last visit earlier in the year. BFAST: 46.5g/13g. LUNCH: 16-31g/26.5-44g. DINNER: 45-60g/30g. EXERS: Gen. squats, stretches, 100 mini-sits, other exercises, ST 6x. SW 6x.

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Tues PM Report 111814 Day 327b

Tues PM Report 111814 Day 327b: TOTAL STEPS: 3029. TOTAL MILES: 1.42-1.58. TOTAL SLEEP: 8.25 hours. Inventory List. PM Chanting. Energy/light work, etc. SNACK: 32.5g/9g. LUNCH: 45-60g/30g+. DINNER: 30-45g +-/30g. EXERS: 200 (2×100 ) leg lifts, 145 arm/stom. ST8x, SW6x. Other exercises.

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