A translation of President Ikeda’s “To My Friends”
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.
Friday, Sep. 19th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s all make the firm determination
not to be the cause of a traffic accident!
Never take your eyes off the road when driving
such as to use a mobile phone or
do other things at the same time as driving!
And let’s pay particular attention to our surroundings
at dusk and in the dark!
Friday, Sep. 19th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.”
(On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 412) Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, Sep 19th, 2014
Saturday, Sep. 20th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“These days people actively try to avoid hard work. They seem to feel that working hard is old-fashioned or a waste of energy. However, this is certainly not the case. In essence, all of our efforts are for our own sake.
“This is an age without discipline—a time when, if you are inclined to depend on others, there is no limit to how dependent you can become. Because of this prevailing climate, those who actively seek out hard work will gain great reward and benefit. Those who thoroughly forge themselves and develop an undefeatable self will be victorious.
“Where else but in the SGI can you find such a precious world of self-education? This is where we can find the path for securing supreme victory in life.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9089, Excerpt from SGI President Ikeda’s speech at the 90th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on 28th June, 1995. These excerpts were featured in a video of the speech, which was shown during the 7th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting of the New Era of Worldwide Kosen-rufu, held in Tokyo, on 6th Sep., 2014. The excerpted text appeared in the 17th Sep., 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai daily newspaper. Translation released 18th Sep., 2014. Originally from SGI Newsletter No. 2326 with slight revisions.
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–WAGATOMO NI OKURU–
KOTSU JIKO O OKOSUNA!
KEITAI DENWA NO SHIYO NADO
“NAGARA UNTEN” WA GENKIN.
YUGURE DOKI YA YAKAN WA
SHUI NI ISSO NO CHUI O!
— KYO NO GOSHO —
“FUKAKU SHINJIN O OKOSHITE NICHIYA CHOBONI MATA OKOTARAZU MIGAKUBESHI IKAYONI SHITEKA MIGAKU BEKI TADA NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO TO TONAE TATEMATSURU O KORE O MIGAKU TOWA IUNARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 384)