Mon AM Report 092214 Day 259a

Mon AM Report 092214 Day 259a: Gratitude List. AM Chanting. Morning routine. Chores. Work, rest. BFAST: 52g carbs/17g protein. EXER: Stretches, gen. squats, walking, steps, other exercises. More in PM Report.

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Sun AM/PM Reports 092114 Days 257a/257b

Sun AM/PM Reports 092114 Days 257a/257b:  TOTAL  STEPS: 1000-1500+. TOTAL MILES:  .5-.75. TOTAL SLEEP: (sick): 10.0-12.0.  Gratitude List. AM Chanting. Morning routine. Chores. Inventory List. PM Chanting. Faith, Practice, Study. Rest. Member Care. Phoned in portion for ditrict meeting. BFAST: 60g/35g.  LUNCH: 42g=/13g+. SNACK: 108g/18g. DINNER: 27.5g/10g. EXERS: Walking, incline 2x, store, stretches, gen squats, legs, chores.

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Sat PM Report 092014 Day 267b

Sat PM Report 092014 Day 267b:  TOTAL STEPS: 500-1000+. TOTAL MILES: .25-.5+. TOTAL SLEEP: 7.5-10.5 hours. Chores, read, rested/slept, good orderly direction from home (under the weather-flu-ish), minor member care. LUNCH: 45g/15g. DINNER: 50g/20g. SNACK: 23g/3g. EXERS: see AM Report, some more in PM…mainly rested.

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Scobie John 092114 SGI-UK/Japan ( More Buddhist Food for Thought)

A translation of President Ikeda’s “To My Friends”
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.Sunday, Sep. 21st, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS –
Having good friends helps us to
enrich our lives and doubles our joy.
Let’s always try to support and encourage each other
and advance at the same time together towards attaining
our own happiness and others’!

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Sunday, Sep. 21st, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“It is the heart that is important.”

(The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 1000) Selection source: :”Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, Sep
21st, 2014

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Monday, Sep. 22nd, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ——
“In The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, Nichiren Daishonin states: ‘One becomes aware of the Buddha vehicle [the Mystic Law] within oneself and enters the palace of oneself [one’s Buddhahood]. Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is what is meant by entering the palace of oneself’ (OTT, 209). The palace of happiness is not found in some distant place; it resides within our own life. Our life itself is that palace.

“No matter how painful or difficult our circumstances, when we chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, our lives fuse with the Mystic Law, and the strength to move forwards and the courage to keep on living surge forth powerfully within us.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9088, Engaging in Joyful Dialogues with Bright Hope and Confidence, from the October 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 18th 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–
YOKI TOMO NO SONZAI WA
JINSEI O YUTAKA NI SHI
YOROKOBI O BAIKA SASERU.
MINADE HAGEMASHI SASAEAI
JITA TOMONO KOFUKU E ZENSHIN!

– KYO NO GOSHO –
“TADA KOKORO KOSO TAISETSU NARE”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1192)

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Scobie John 092014 SGI-UK/Japan ( More Buddhist Food for Thought)

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

Saturday, Sep. 20th, 2014
– TO MY FRIENDS –
Through practising this Buddhism,
every single hardship we might be experiencing
can be transformed into priceless treasures of life.
To all of my dear young friends,
by having a determined and never-give-up spirit,
let’s add pages of victorious dramas to our autobiographies!
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Saturday, Sep. 20th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“… chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. Continue your practice without backsliding until the final moment of your life, and when that time comes, behold! When you climb the mountain of perfect enlightenment and gaze around you in all directions, then to your amazement you will see that the entire realm of phenomena is the Land of Tranquil Light. The ground will be of lapis lazuli, and the eight paths will be set apart by golden ropes. Four kinds of flowers will fall from the heavens, and music will resound in the air. All Buddhas and bodhisattvas will be present in complete joy, caressed by the breezes of eternity, happiness, true self, and purity.”

(The Fourteen Slanders- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 760) Selection source: SGI President Ikeda’s guidance, Seikyo Shimbun, Sep 20th, 2014

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Sunday, Sep. 21st, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ——

“Chuko K’ung-ming (Zhuge Liang; 181–234) is one of the pivotal characters in the epic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms…made a vow. Shedding bitter tears, he swore: ‘I will never again be defeated. I must win without fail. Nothing is more miserable than defeat.’
  
“Life is a struggle to be victorious. So is Buddhism. Shakyamuni and Nichiren Daishonin both stress the importance of being victorious.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9089, Excerpt from SGI President Ikeda’s speech at the 90th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on 28th June, 1995. These excerpts were featured in a video of the speech, which was shown during the 7th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting of the New Era of Worldwide Kosen-rufu, held in Tokyo, on 6th Sep., 2014. The excerpted text appeared in the 17th Sep., 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai daily newspaper. Translation released 18th Sep., 2014. Originally from SGI Newsletter No. 2326 with slight revisions.
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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–
KURO WA ZENBU
ZAISAN TO SHITE
IKIRU NOGA BUPPO DA.
SEINEN YO FUKUTSU NO KOKORO DE
WAGA SHORISHI O TSUZURE!

– KYO NO GOSHO –
“NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO TO TONAE TAITEN NAKU SHUGYO SHITE SAIGO RINJU NO TOKI O MATTE GORANZEYO MYOKAKU NO YAMANI HASHIRI NOBOTTE SHIHO O KITTO MIRUNARABA ARA OMOSHIROYA HOKAI JAKKODO NI SHITE RURI O MOTTE CHI TOSHI KIN NO NAWA O MOTTE YATSU NO MICHI O SAKAERI TEN YORI SHISHU NO HANA FURI KOKU NI ONGAKU KIKOETE SHOBUTSU BOSATSU WA JORAKU GAJO NO KAZE NI SOYOMEKI GORAKU KAIRAKU SHI TAMAUZOYA”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1386)

Sat AM Report 092014 Day 267b

Sat AM Report 092014 Day 267b: Wishing a Sunny Super Saturday!  Gratitude List. AM Chanting. Morning routine. Chores. BFAST: 45g/14g.  EXERS: Stretches, gen. squats, chores, 100 mini-sits, legs, walking etc. More in PM Report.

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Fri AM/PM Reports 091914 Days 266a/266b

Fri AM/PM Reports 091914 Days 266a/266b: I hope everyone had a fabulous Friday making it a fantastic finish to your work week.  TOTAL STEPS????. TOTAL MILES: ?????.  TOTAL SLEEP: 11.5-13.0 hours (feeling better). Gratitude List. AM Chanting. Morning routine. Chores. Inventory List. PM Chanting .Took things at a slower pace and still accomplished my important tasks. Some writing, member  care, errands, family, rest, etc. BFAST:  43g/28g.  LUNCH: 44g/12g.  DINNER: 45g/30g????. SNACK: 15g+/7g+????. EXERS:  Chores, laundry etc. Stretches, gen. squats, steps 2x, 100 mini-sits, legs and other exercises.

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Buddhist Food for Thought 092014

To My Friends

September 20, 2014

Buddhism teaches that
the hardships we undergo
in life will all become
our invaluable treasures.
Youth, record the history of
your victorious life with an
indomitable spirit!

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For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, September 20, 2014:

When your determination changes, everything else will begin to move in the direction you desire. The moment you resolve to be victorious, every nerve and fiber in your being will immediately orient itself toward your success. On the other hand, if you think “This is never going to work out,” then at that instant every cell in your being will be deflated and give up the fight, and then everything really will move in the direction of failure.

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theenchantedhome.co

 

Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, September 20, 2014:

There has never been, nor will there ever be, a Buddha who does not encounter hardships. Only by struggling against difficulties can we attain the life-state of Buddhahood. Herein lies the essence of Buddhism.

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illustrationsof.com

 

Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Saturday, September 20, 2014:

All those who keep faith in the Lotus Sutra are most certainly Buddhas, and one who slanders a Buddha commits a grave offense. When one chants the daimoku bearing in mind that there are no distinctions among those who embrace the Lotus Sutra, then the blessings one gains will be equal to those of Shakyamuni Buddha.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 756
The Fourteen Slanders
Written to the lay priest Matsuno Rokuro Saemon on December 9, 1276

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nichirenbuddhist.blogspot.com

Buddhist Food for Thought 091914

To My Friends

September 19, 2014

Don’t cause traffic accidents!
Let’s strictly guard against
becoming distracted while
driving, such as by talking
on the mobile phone.
Especially as the sun sets and
during the evening hours,
be ever more cautious and
vigilant of your surroundings!

studentlive.in

studentlive.in

For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, September 19, 2014:

Our existence in this world can be likened to a dream. The issue of by far the greatest importance and eternal relevance is how we face death, the inescapable destiny of all living beings. For in the face of death, external factors such as social status or position in the organization count for naught. Everything depends on one’s faith, one’s state of life.

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google.com

Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, September 19, 2014:

The highest offering to the Buddha is not to worship something reminiscent of the Buddha. Rather, it is to inherit the Buddha’s spirit. In other words, the highest offering lies in struggling to manifest, as one’s own way of life, even a part of the spirit of the Buddha, who upheld the philosophy that everyone is a Buddha and tirelessly strove to save all from suffering.

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 Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Friday, September 19, 2014:

 Is it not the meaning of the sutra and commentary that the way to Buddhahood lies within the two elements of reality and wisdom? Reality means the true nature of all phenomena, and wisdom means the illuminating and manifesting of this true nature. Thus when the riverbed of reality is infinitely broad and deep, the water of wisdom will flow ceaselessly. When this reality and wisdom are fused, one attains Buddhahood in one’s present form.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 746
The Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood
Written to Soya Jiro Hyoe-no-jo Kyoshin on August 3, 1276

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Scobie John 091914 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Friday, Sep. 19th, 2014
– TO MY FRIENDS –
Let’s all make the firm determination
not to be the cause of a traffic accident!
Never take your eyes off the road when driving
such as to use a mobile phone or 
do other things at the same time as driving!
And let’s pay particular attention to our surroundings
at dusk and in the dark!
sscope.com

sscope.com



Friday, Sep. 19th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.”

(On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 412) Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, Sep 19th, 2014

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Saturday, Sep. 20th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-

“These days people actively try to avoid hard work. They seem to feel that working hard is old-fashioned or a waste of energy. However, this is certainly not the case. In essence, all of our efforts are for our own sake.  

“This is an age without discipline—a time when, if you are inclined to depend on others, there is no limit to how dependent you can become. Because of this prevailing climate, those who actively seek out hard work will gain great reward and benefit. Those who thoroughly forge themselves and develop an undefeatable self will be victorious.  

“Where else but in the SGI can you find such a precious world of self-education? This is where we can find the path for securing supreme victory in life.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9089, Excerpt from SGI President Ikeda’s speech at the 90th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on 28th June, 1995. These excerpts were featured in a video of the speech, which was shown during the 7th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting of the New Era of Worldwide Kosen-rufu, held in Tokyo, on 6th Sep., 2014. The excerpted text appeared in the 17th Sep., 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai daily newspaper. Translation released 18th Sep., 2014. Originally from SGI Newsletter No. 2326 with slight revisions.
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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–
KOTSU JIKO O OKOSUNA!
KEITAI DENWA NO SHIYO NADO
“NAGARA UNTEN” WA GENKIN.
YUGURE DOKI YA YAKAN WA 
SHUI NI ISSO NO CHUI O!

– KYO NO GOSHO –
“FUKAKU SHINJIN O OKOSHITE NICHIYA CHOBONI MATA OKOTARAZU MIGAKUBESHI IKAYONI SHITEKA MIGAKU BEKI TADA NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO TO TONAE TATEMATSURU O KORE O MIGAKU TOWA IUNARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 384)