Scobie John 091314 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
The determination to repay our debts of gratitude for other people’s kindness
enables us to make boundless self development and growth.
Through chanting daimoku with a heart of appreciation,
we accumulate immeasurable and eternal good fortune and benefit.
Always remember, “It is the heart that is important.”*

*”The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra” – WND-I, page 1001
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Saturday, Sep 13th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“From the beginning, I pursued my studies because I wanted to master Buddhism and attain Buddhahood, and also to save the people to whom I am indebted.”

(Banishment to Sado- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, page 202) Selection source: “Myoji no Gen”, Seikyo Shimbun, Sep 13th, 2014

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Sunday, Sep 14th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ——
“The French philosopher René Descartes (1596–1650) observed: ‘To read good books is like holding a conversation with the most eminent minds of past centuries.’[1]
         

“Coming into contact with good books from a young age provides unsurpassed nourishment for the mind.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9086, The New Human Revolution––Vol. 27: Chap. 1, Young Shoots 5, translation released 12th Sep., 2014
 
[1] René Descartes, “Discourse on the Method of Properly Conducting One’s Reason and of Seeking the Truth in the Sciences,” in Discourse on Method and The Meditations, translated by F. E. Sutcliffe
(London: Penguin Books Ltd., 1968), p. 30.

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* 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–
HO-ON NO KETSUI WA
KAGIRINARI SEICHO O UMI
KANSHA NO SHODAI WA
BANDAI NO FUKUTOKU O KIZUKU!
“KOKORO KOSO TAISETSU” DA.

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“MOTOYORI GAKUMON SHI SORAISHI KOTOWA BUKKYO O KIWAMETE HOTOKE NI NARI ON ARU HITO OMO TASUKEN TO OMOU”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 891)
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