published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.August 10th – 17th, 2014
— WORDS OF THE WEEK —
Let’s always try to exchange bright positive greetings
that will open doors to new friendships.
The Daishonin teaches us,
“The voice carries out the work of Buddha.”*
By continually making an effort to have
heart-to-heart communication with others,
let’s develop friendship and trust with
as many people as possible!
*The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 4
Sunday, August 10th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“A passage in the Six Pāramitās Sutra says to
(Letter to the Brothers- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 502) Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, August 10th, 2014
Monday, August 11th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“…we cannot teach others by trying to coerce or dictate to them from a position of superiority. When one oils the wheels, a cart can go forwards in spite of its heavy weight. When one floats a boat on water, it can sail ahead easily. These are both examples of assisting or facilitating smooth forward movement.
“In other words, the important point is to make it easy for someone to move forwards, while recognising that it is up to that individual to actually do the moving forwards. We don’t take upon ourselves the challenges that are theirs to overcome.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9060, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory,  “The Wealthy Man Sudatta.” Imparting Hope, Courage, and Inspiration to Each Person, from the December 2013 edition of Daibyaku Renge, translation released 4th Aug. 2014
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–KONSHU NO KOTOBA–
ARATANA YUKO NO TOBIRA O HIRAKU
SAWAYAKANA AISATSU O!
“KOE BUTSUJI O NASU”
KOKORO KAYOU KORYU O KASANE
YUJO TO SHINRAI O HIROGEYO!
— KYO NO GOSHO —
“KOKORO NO SHI TOWA NARUTOMO KOKORO O SHI TO SEZARE TOWA ROKUHARA MITSUKYO NO MON NARI
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1088)