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

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
It’s precisely at times when we are busy
that we need to chant daimoku and study the Gosho.
Embodying the principle of “faith manifests itself in daily life”
let’s always advance along this path of faith that leads to victory!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like the roar of a lion. What sickness can
therefore be an obstacle?”

(Reply to Kyo’o – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 412)
Selection Source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, July 16th, 2014

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“In the spirit of ‘not begrudging one’s life’ that we find in the Lotus Sutra, 
there is no sense of self-sacrifice. It is possessing a life state in which 
we brim with courage and determination, fear no hardship, and in which
just being alive is a sheer joy. This is the path of fulfilling our highest 
potential, by breaking free from the shell of our lesser self that is 
dominated by egoism and bringing forth our greater self that is in 
accord with the supreme teaching of Buddhism. Those who are 
prepared for death are strong. In the same way, when we decide 
to dedicate our lives to kosen-rufu, we can realise our full potential 
and allow our true brilliance to shine forth.
            
“We are all originally Bodhisattvas of the Earth who were born 
to carry out the mission of kosen-rufu. That’s why we are able 
to bring forth our true capability when we energetically engage 
in sharing the Mystic Law with others.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9038, 
The New Human Revolution––Vol. 26: Chap. 4, 
Bold Advance 50, translation released 14th July, 2014

* 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–
ISOGASHI TOKI KOSO
DAIMOKU O TONAERU KOTO DA.
GOSHO O HAI SURU KOTO DA.
SHINJIN SOKU SEIKATSU NO JISSEN DE
SHORI NO KIDO O SUSUME!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO WA SHISHIKU NO GOTOSHI 

IKANARU YAMAI SAWARI O NASU BEKI YA”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1124)
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