A translation of President Ikeda’s “To My Friends”
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.
Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Summer is a perfect opportunity to
pass on our faith and practice to the next generation.
Let’s try to do gongyo and chant daimoku with our children.
While listening carefully and patiently to all that they have to say,
let’s share with them our family’s kosen-rufu stories.
Let’s try to spend quality time each and every day!
Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard
both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, no matter what happens. How could this be anything other than the boundless joy of the Law? Strengthen your power of faith more than ever.”
(Happiness in This World- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.I, page 681) Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, August 15th, 2014
Saturday, August 16th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
” In Buddhism, fostering capable people does not entail pressing individuals into a mold, forcing them to fit some preconceived notion of an ideal capable person. The aim is to enable each person’s individuality to shine its brightest. The foundation of the SGI’s efforts to foster capable people is to enable all to demonstrate their unique inner potential to the fullest. Then, harmonizing the individuality of each person in the spirit of “many in body, one in mind,” we advance kosen-rufu. Aiming for the happiness of ourselves and others, we each manifest our noble mission as Bodhisattvas of the Earth.”
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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–WAGATOMO NI OKURU–
NATSU WA SHINJIN KEISHO NO KOKI!
OYAKO DE GONGYO SHODAI O.
JIKKURITO HANASHI O KIKI
KAZOKU NO KOFUSHI O KATARO.
ICHINICHI ICHINICHI O YUIGI NI!
— KYO NO GOSHO —
“KU OBA KU TO SATORI RAKU OBA RAKU TO HIRAKI KURAKU TOMONI OMOIAWASETE NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO TO UCHITONAE ISASETAMAE KORE ANI JIJUHORAKU NI ARAZUYA IYOIYO GOJO NO SHINRIKI O ITASHITAMAE
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1143)