A translation of President Ikeda’s “Words of the Week”
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.
Sep. 22nd-28th, 2014
— WORDS OF THE WEEK —
SGI Buddhist study exams are very important
in helping us to strengthen our seeking spirit.
The Daishonin encourages us,
“Exert yourself in the two ways of practice and study.”*
Let’s study together and help each other to make even greater growth.
Let’s encourage one another so that each and every one of us becomes a champion of this faith and practice!
*”The True Aspect of All Phenomena” – WND-I, page 386
Monday, Sep. 22nd, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“If a person cannot manage to cross a moat ten feet wide, how can he cross one that is a hundred or two hundred feet?”
(The Actions of the Votary of the Lotus Sutra – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 766) Selection source: :”Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, Sep 22nd, 2014
Tuesday, Sep. 23rd, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“The Daishonin describes, in an easily accessible way, the attitude we should have in faith:
“’Faith means putting one’s trust in the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni, Many Treasures, the Buddhas and bodhisattvas of the ten directions, and the heavenly gods and benevolent deities, and chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo as a woman cherishes her husband, as a man lays down his life for his wife, as parents refuse to abandon their children, or as a child refuses to leave its mother.’ (WND-1, 1036)
“Having the spirit to make every possible effort, no matter how small, to chant daimoku, study the Daishonin’s teachings, and share Buddhism with others adorns one’s life with boundless benefit.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9091, Opening a New Era of Kosen-rufu Together, (32) Victory Starts with Our Own Growth,from 1st Sep., 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun translation released 19th Sep., 2014
* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun’s web-site address at http://www.seikyoonline.jp/news/index.html
–KONSHU NO KOTOBA–
TOTOKI KYUDO NO KYOGAKU SHIKEN DA.
“GYOGAKU NO NIDO O
HAGEMI SORO BESHI”
TOMONI MANABI TOMONI SEICHO O!
MINA GA SHINJIN NO SHORISHA NI!
— KYO NO GOSHO —
“ICHIJO NO HORI O KOENU MONO JUJO NIJUJO NO HORI O KOUBEKI KA”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 912)