Sat PM Report 022815 Day 428b

Sat PM Report 022815 Day 428b: Had  a great study meeting. Came home after errands, rested after doing some computer stuff and dinner. Nice chats with Buddhist and old School friends. relaxing evening.

PM Chanting. Inventory list. LUNCH: 45/30. DINNER: 52/30. SNACK: 15/7+. EXERS: stretches, stairs 2x, st 6x, sw 6x,25# bag of rock salt, other exercises.

HUGS: 20. Light Therapy: 30 minutes. EH: 1.0 hour. STEPS: 2000. MILES: 1.0+. SC: gosho, rest, etc. S/R: 7:15-8:15 hrs.

Sat AM Report 022815 Day 428a

Sat AM Report 022815 Day 428a: I hope everyone enjoyed this Sunny Saturday or was able to create their own sunshine where they are at.

Very productive morning. Morning hugs, light  therapy, morning routine, energy work, writing, chores, morning exercise, and other tasks before mid-morning.  Plans to be offline for part of the day.

Errands and Buddhist Study Meeting w/le4aders from Indy coming down. Also, had a pleasant memory jog with one of my FB friends from grade & high school posting our Grade School 6th grade class pix –lots of fun.

Gratitude List. AM Chanting. BFAST: 45/13.  EXERS: 100  mini-sits ,  stretches, squats, and other exercises. More in PM Report.

Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 022815 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s offer words of warm encouragement
to those Future Division members
who are about to graduate
and who are proceeding on to higher levels of education.
This is one of the most important times of their lives.
By carefully listening to what is in their hearts and on their minds,
let’s try to give them as much hope and confidence as we can!

Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“The most important thing in practicing the Buddhist teachings is to follow and uphold the Buddha’s golden words, not the opinions of others.”

(On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Vol. 1, page 393) Selection source: “Suntetsu”, Seikyo Shimbun, Feb
28th, 2015

Sunday, Mar 1st, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —–
“The Daishonin underscores the importance of continuous and steadfast faith, saying: ‘Carry through with your faith in the Lotus Sutra’ (WND-1, 319).

“One cannot start a fire by striking a flint or rubbing sticks together if one stops before a spark is produced. One must continue without stopping until the fire is going. In the same way, the Daishonin teaches, it is crucial to remain constant and steadfast in one’s daily practice of Buddhism, to prevent any opportunities for devilish influences to gain ground.

“He stresses that to overcome adversity at life’s critical moments and manifest the fruit, or benefit, of Buddhahood, we must strive continuously and steadily in our Buddhist practice.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9201, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory, [63] “Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment,” Establishing a State of Absolute Happiness, from June 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 18th Feb., 2015

* 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–
SOTSUGYO SHINGAKU O HIKAETA
MIRAI BUIN NI HAGEMASHI O!
DAIJINA FUSHIME NO JIKI.
KOKORO NO KOE NI MIMI O KATAMUKE
KIBO TO KAKUSHIN O OKURO!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“BUPPO O SHUGYO SENNIWA HITO NO KOTOBA O MOCHIU BEKARAZU TADA AOIDE HOTOKE NOKINGEN O MOMORU BEKINARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 502)

Fri PM Report 022715 Day 428b

Fri PM Report 022715 Day 428b: Productive day—creating, writing, networking, client work, self-care.

HUGS: 30-35.  Light Therapy: 42 mins. EH: 1-1.5 hours.  STEPS: 800-1000. MILES: .4-.5. SC: hot bath, other “ME” time stuff. S/R: 10 hours 50 minutes.

Inventory List. PM Chanting. LUNCH: 47/24. SNACK: 13/9. DINNER: 45/24+. EXERS: Stretches, squats, stairs, walking, chores, legs, back, arms and other exercises.

Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 022715 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
What increases the driving force
of our future development is
the active participation
by fresh new capable people in our activities.
Together with our newly joined members,
let’s challenge ourselves to engage in dialogue
with as many people as we can!
When we do so,
happiness and joy spreads.

Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Each of you should summon up the courage of a lion king and never succumb to threats from anyone. The lion king fears no other beast, nor do its cubs.”

(On Persecutions Befalling the Sage
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Vol. 1, page 997)
Selection source:
“Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun,
Feb 27th, 2015

Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“’The word kudoku [benefit] means to attain Buddhahood in one’s present form. It also means the purification of the six sense organs. You should understand that to practise the Lotus Sutra as the sutra itself directs is to carry out purification of the six sense organs.’
– From The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, p. 148.

“None of the efforts we make in our Buddhist practice are ever wasted. They all become a source of light that makes our lives shine brightly on the most fundamental level. They enable us to bring forth the inner strength to serenely overcome any difficulty, and to develop a vast and untrammeled state of being in which our lives can range freely over the entire universe.

“This is the benefit of the purification of the six senses and proof of our human revolution. Just like the fragrant lotus flower that blooms unsullied by the muddy water in which it grows, let us create a great flowering of happiness and victory in our lives amid the challenging realities of society.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9202, Living the Gosho: Words of Encouragement, (48) All Our Efforts Will Turn into Brilliant Benefits, from 20th Feb., 2015, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun translation released 20th Feb., 2015

* 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–
ARATANA JINZAI NO KATSUYAKU KOSO
MIRAI NO HATTEN NO CHIKARA NARI.
SHINNYUKAN NO TOMORA TO TOMONI
TAIWA KAKUDAI NI CHOSEN O!
SOKONI KANKI GA HIROGARU.

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“ONO-ONO
SHISHIO NO KOKORO O TORIIDASHITE IKANI HITO ODOSUTOMO OZURU KOTO NAKARE
SHISHIO WA HYAKUJU NI OJIZU SHISHI NO KO MATA KAKUNO GOTOSHI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1190)

Fri AM Report 022715 Day 428a

Fri AM Report 022715 Day 428a: Fabulous Friday Felicitations to all!

Morning hugs, light therapy, AM Chan ting, gratitude list, morning routine, energy work. BFAST: 47/23. EXERS: 100 mini-sits, stretches, squats, chores.

Writing, marketing, appointment/networking, scheduling, client work, me time/self-care  and more…More on day, meals and exercise in PM Report.

Thurs PM Report 022615 Day 427b

Thurs PM Report 022615 Day 427b: I hope everyone had a thrilling and thriving Thursday!Busy day scheduling, home stuff, work, lots of writing ( yay!), self-care and more….

EXERS: 100 ab lunges, 300 (3×100) ab crunches, 100 ab push, 100 ab/back, 200 (2×100) arm arcs, 300 (3×100) waist twists, 300 pelvic/back, 300 leg press, 300 hip s/s, 10 left pKbell, 10 right pKbell, 10 double pKbell, chores, stretches, squats, moving furniture,  and other exercises.

HUGS: 30-35. LT: 45 mins-1 hour. STEPS: 1000. MILES: .5. EH: 2 hours.  SC: me time-bath, haircut, just being, chanting, etc. S/R: 8-9 hours.

LUNCH: 44/35. SNACK: 26/18. DINNER:49/36.

Inventory List. PM Chanting….

 

Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 022615 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
It’s our silent, often unseen efforts
that are building an unshakeable foundation.
With patience and forbearance
let’s advance ceaselessly like flowing water!

Thursday, Feb 26th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“This Gohonzon also is found only in the two characters for faith.”

(The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, page 832)
Selection source: Kyo no Hosshin,
Seikyo Shimbun, Feb 26th, 2015

Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“With the unwavering conviction that dialogue can change people’s hearts and create happiness and peace, let’s exert ourselves even more energetically to engage in sincere one-on-one dialogue.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9203, 10th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting, Creating Happiness and Peace through Dialogue, from 22nd Feb., 2015, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun translation released 23rd Feb. 2015

* 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–
HITO SHIRANU DORYOKU GA
YURUGANU KIBAN O KIZUKU.
[KENJITSU] [NINTAI] DE
MIZU GA NAGARERU YO NI
TAYUMAZU MAE E!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“KONO GOHONZON MO TADA SHINJIN NO NIJI NI OSAMARERI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1244)

Thurs AM Report 022615 Day 427a ( corrections)

Thurs AM report 022615 Day 427a ( corrections) : Thrilling Thursday thoughts to all! Love the sunshine trying to peek through my front blinds. May you all have thriving day and give thanks!

Love days like these…full schedule watching things beautifully unfold.

CORRECTIONS: Mon 2/23 DINNER: 49g/27g. SNACK#2; 24g/2g. Tues 2/24 BFAST: 50g/14g. LUNCH: 49g/25g.

Morning Hugs. Light Therapy. Gratitude List. AM Chanting. Morning routine. Energy work.

BFAST: 36/8. SNACK: 13/9. EXERS: Walking, stretches, squats, chores and other exercises. More in PM report.

Wed PM Report 022515 Day426b

Wed PM Report 022515 Day426b: Another highly productive day, both professionally and personally. KIMF (keeping it moving forward)—love how things are unfolding!

HUGS: 35. Light therapy: 30 inis-1 hour 30 mins.  Exer Hours: 1.5-2.0. STEPS: 2000+. MILES: 1.25 miles+. SC: me time, outside, lunch with friends, etc. S/R: 8 hours  15 minutes.

Inventory List. PM chanting. LUNCH: 45-60/30. SNACK: 18/12. DINNER: 54/19. SNACK: 13/15. SNACK: 24/2. EXERS: Walking, stretches, squats, st 6x, sw 6x, errands, grocery, chores and other exercises.

Member care. Client care, writing etc.