Scobie John 072014 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Sunday, July 20th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s always give warm and heartfelt encouragement 
to our Young Men’s and Women’s Division leaders
who are devoting themselves at the forefront of activities!
It’s their youthful vibrant energy and enthusiastic efforts
that opens the door to a new era.

Sunday, July 20th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“There is definitely something extraordinary in the ebb and flow of the 
tide, the rising and setting of the moon, and the way in which summer, 
autumn, winter, and spring give way to each other. Something uncommon 
also occurs when an ordinary person attains Buddhahood. At such a time, 
the three obstacles and four devils will invariably appear, and the wise 
will rejoice while the foolish will retreat.”

(The Three Obstacles and Four Devils 
-The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume I, page 637) 
Selection source: “KYO NO HOSSHIN”, Seikyo Shimbun, 20th July, 2014

Monday, July 21st, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“What is the purpose of our lives? What is happiness? How can one 
develop inner strength? The supreme life philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism 
provides the answers to such universal questions, offering documentary, 
theoretical, and actual proof as to the validity of its assertions.
            
“In The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, 
Nichiren Daishonin states: ‘Great joy [is what] one experiences when one 
understands for the first time that one’s mind [life] from the very 
beginning has been the Buddha. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo 
is the greatest of all joys’ (cf. OTT, 211–12).
            
“We all originally embody the noble life state of the Buddha. 
The lives of those who chant and spread the Mystic Law 
brim with ‘the greatest of all joys.’
            
“’Humanity, awaken to your inherent dignity!’
—this is the message of Nichiren Buddhism. When this brilliant light of 
Buddhism elevates humanity, unites people, and illuminates the world, 
indestructible peace will be realised.
          
SGI Newsletter No. 9036, Opening a New Era of Kosen-rufu Together, 
(23) Following the Supreme Philosophy of Life, 
from 23rd June, 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, 
translation released 11th 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–
SAIZENSEN DE FUNTO SURU
DANSHI JOSHIBU NO BUCHO NI
KOKORO KARA NO HAGEMASHI O!
WAKAKI CHIKARA NO YAKUDO GA
SHINJIDAI NO TOBIRA O HIRAKU!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“SHIO NO HIRU TO MITSU TO TSUKI NO IZURU TO IRU TO NATSU TO AKI TO FUYU TO HARU TONO SAKAI NIWA KANARAZU SOI SURU KOTO ARI BOMPU NO HOTOKE NI NARU MATA KAKUNO GOTOSHI KANARAZU SANSHO SHIMA TO MOSU SAWARI IDEKITAREBA KENJA WA YOROKOBI GUSHA WA SHIRIZOKU KORE NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1091)
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