Scobie John 090514 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Friday, September 5th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
What creates a new history is 
the courage of one person to stand up bravely by themselves.
Let’s boldly take action for what we believe in 
and enthusiastically engage in dialogue with others!
When we ourselves courageously take such initiative,
everyone else will be inspired and motivated to act, too.
animaatjes.de

animaatjes.de



Friday, September 5th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“But a person’s heart may change with the times, and the nature of a thing may alter with its surroundings.”

(On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 23) Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo 
Shimbun, September 5th, 2014

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reikihelp.com



Saturday, September 6th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ——
“‘The truth of three thousand realms in a single moment of life too has its origins in this single word “belief” or “faith,” and it is through this single word “belief” that the Buddhas of the three existences of past, present, and future attained their enlightenment.

“‘This word “belief” is a sharp sword that cuts off fundamental darkness or ignorance.’
– From The Record of the OrallyTransmitted Teachings (OTT, 54). 

“Only when we arouse faith can the principle of three thousand realms in a single moment of life become a teaching for attaining Buddhahood. All Buddhas throughout the three existences, too, the Daishonin says, attained their enlightenment through arousing faith.

“The Daishonin also adds that it is only with the ‘sharp sword’ of faith that we can sever fundamental darkness or ignorance. Faith is the cause that gives rise to wisdom; it is the source of value creation as infinite and vast as the universe. Everything arises from faith. Having faith that is grounded in experience and reason is the proper path of Buddhist practice.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9078, Living the Gosho: (28) Faith Is the Basis for Everything, from the 4th Sep., 2014 edition of the Seikyo Shinbun, translation released 4th Sep. 2014

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(credomag.com)



* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun’s
web-site address athttp://www.seikyoonline.jp/news/index.html

–WAGATOMO NI OKURU–
REKISHI O TSUKURU NOWA
“HITORI TATSU” YUKI DA.
DAITANNI UGOKI, KATARO!
SOSSEN NO KODO GA
MINA NO KOKORO O YAKUDO SASERU!

–KYO NO GOSHO —
“TADASHI HITONO KOKORO WA TOKINI SHITAGATTE UTSURI MONONO SHO WA KYO NI YOTTE ARATAMARU”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 31)

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