A translation of President Ikeda’s “To My Friends”
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.
Thursday, Aug 7th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
The training groups for new Sokahan and Gajokai members
are trying their very best to share this Buddhism with friends!
Let’s support and praise all the efforts they are making
to do their human revolution.
Now is the time for us all to help create a mighty stream
of expansion of capable and talented people!
*Sokahan – YMD group that works behind the scenes to safely guide participants at SGI activities
Gajokai – YMD group that is chiefly responsible for protecting SGI centres.
Thursday, Aug 7th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“I am praying that, no matter how troubled the times may become, the Lotus Sutra and the ten demon daughters will protect all of you, praying as earnestly as though to produce fire from damp wood, or to obtain water from parched ground.”
(On Rebuking Slander of the Law and Eradicating Sins
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 444)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, August 7th, 2014
Friday, Aug. 8th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“We of the SGI have forged ties of friendship around the world, transcending all barriers.
“I hope you will challenge yourself in dialogue for the sake of kosen-rufu more than ever before, meeting and conversing with others and forming heart-to-heart bonds. Please continue to hold dialogue in a friendly, natural way.
“Take the lead yourself in talking with one person after another. Without initiative, there can be no victory. A challenging spirit is essential in practising the Daishonin’s Buddhism.
“Don’t be fainthearted! Advance with courage! Let’s really challenge ourselvesand establish a record of successive victories together!”
SGI Newsletter No. 9061, On Our Shared Journey for Kosen-rufu—II, (35) Come Forth, Capable People Dedicated to Kosen-rufu!, from the Sep 15th, 2013 Seikyo Shinbun, translation released 4th Aug. 2014
* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun’s
web-site address athttp://www.seikyoonline.jp/news/index.html
–WAGATOMO NI OKURU–
SOKAHAN, GAJOKAI NO
DAIGAKKOSEI GA GUKYO NI FUNTO!
NINGENKAKUMEI E NO CHOSEN O
MINA DE TATAE, OEN SHIYO.
JINZAI KAKUDAI NO DAICHORYU O!
— KYO NO GOSHO —
“IKANARU YONO MIDARE NIMO ONO ONO OBA HOKEKYO JURASETSU TASUKE TAMAE TO SHIMERERU KI YORI HI O IDASHI KAWAKERU TSUCHI YORI MIZU O MOKEN GA GOTOKU GOJONI MOSU NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1132)