Scobie John 092014 SGI-UK/Japan ( More Buddhist Food for Thought)

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

Saturday, Sep. 20th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Through practising this Buddhism,
every single hardship we might be experiencing
can be transformed into priceless treasures of life.
To all of my dear young friends,
by having a determined and never-give-up spirit,
let’s add pages of victorious dramas to our autobiographies!
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theenchantedhome.co



Saturday, Sep. 20th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“… chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. Continue your practice without backsliding until the final moment of your life, and when that time comes, behold! When you climb the mountain of perfect enlightenment and gaze around you in all directions, then to your amazement you will see that the entire realm of phenomena is the Land of Tranquil Light. The ground will be of lapis lazuli, and the eight paths will be set apart by golden ropes. Four kinds of flowers will fall from the heavens, and music will resound in the air. All Buddhas and bodhisattvas will be present in complete joy, caressed by the breezes of eternity, happiness, true self, and purity.”

(The Fourteen Slanders- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 760) Selection source: SGI President Ikeda’s guidance, Seikyo Shimbun, Sep 20th, 2014

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nichirenbuddhist.blogspot.com



Sunday, Sep. 21st, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ——

“Chuko K’ung-ming (Zhuge Liang; 181–234) is one of the pivotal characters in the epic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms…made a vow. Shedding bitter tears, he swore: ‘I will never again be defeated. I must win without fail. Nothing is more miserable than defeat.’
  
“Life is a struggle to be victorious. So is Buddhism. Shakyamuni and Nichiren Daishonin both stress the importance of being victorious.”
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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* 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–
KURO WA ZENBU
ZAISAN TO SHITE
IKIRU NOGA BUPPO DA.
SEINEN YO FUKUTSU NO KOKORO DE
WAGA SHORISHI O TSUZURE!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO TO TONAE TAITEN NAKU SHUGYO SHITE SAIGO RINJU NO TOKI O MATTE GORANZEYO MYOKAKU NO YAMANI HASHIRI NOBOTTE SHIHO O KITTO MIRUNARABA ARA OMOSHIROYA HOKAI JAKKODO NI SHITE RURI O MOTTE CHI TOSHI KIN NO NAWA O MOTTE YATSU NO MICHI O SAKAERI TEN YORI SHISHU NO HANA FURI KOKU NI ONGAKU KIKOETE SHOBUTSU BOSATSU WA JORAKU GAJO NO KAZE NI SOYOMEKI GORAKU KAIRAKU SHI TAMAUZOYA”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1386)
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