Scobie John 091814 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Thursday, Sep. 18th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s endeavour to expand our bonds of trust and friendship by starting close to home,
such as the three neighbouring families on either side!
Let’s transform our local community into a land of peace and happiness
through our daily chanting and efforts!
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Thursday, Sep. 18th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“The mighty sword of the Lotus Sutra must be wielded by one courageous
in faith. Then one will be as strong as a demon armed with an iron
staff.”

(Reply to Kyō’ō – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 412)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, Sep 18th, 2014

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Friday, Sep. 19th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-

“As Mandela himself wrote: ‘Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forwards.'[1]
            
“…Our Soka family, sharing the noblest possible aim of kosen-rufu, is the warmest and most beautiful group of people united in purpose that exists in this world.
“Let us treasure each member of our gathering of Bodhisattvas of the Earth, which is dedicated to transforming the destiny of all humankind. And let us steadily expand our ranks—in accord with the formula of ‘two, three, and a hundred following’ (cf. WND-1, 385)—as we continue to forge ahead dynamically with infinite hope and courage.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9083, Message to the 7th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting, Change the World with the True Inherent Power of Bodhisattvas of the Earth! From 7th Sep., 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translation released 10th Sep. 2014  

[1] Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1994), p. 341.
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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–
MUKO SANGEN RYODONARI
MIJIKA NA TOKORO KARA YUJO TO
SHINRAI NO KIZUNA O HIROGEYO!
HIBI NO INORI TO KODO DE
WAGA CHIKI O SACHI NO RAKUDO NI!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“HOKEKYO NO TSURUGI WA SHINJIN NO KENAGE NARU HITO KOSO MOCHIIRU KOTO
NARE ONI NI KANABO TARUBESHI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1124)

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