A translation of President Ikeda’s “To My Friends”
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.
Saturday, Sep 27th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Seikyo Shimbun and all our other SGI publications
are helping to convey a hope-filled philosophy
into our local communities and society.
Let’s therefore express our wholehearted appreciation
and deep respect to all of those members
who are constantly making a great effort to promote
the circulation of these publications!
Saturday, Sep 27th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“The moon moves from the west eastward, a sign of how the Buddhism of India spread in an easterly direction. The sun rises in the east, an auspicious sign of how the Buddhism of
Japan is destined to return to the Land of the Moon.”
(On Reprimanding Hachiman – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol 2, page 936) Selection source: For YMD Gosho study meeting, Seikyo Shimbun, Sept 27th, 2014
Sunday, Sep 28th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ——
“The Daishonin uses the phrase ‘experiencing the boundless joy of the Law’ (WND-1, 681). ‘Experiencing’ here means that we obtain and savour this joy ourselves. It comes down to us, not others. This joy is not bestowed on us by someone else or something outside us. Creating our own happiness and experiencing that happiness for ourselves; developing the inner strength and capacity to serenely enjoy life, regardless of its ups and downs—this is the meaning of “experiencing the boundless joy of the Law.” The power of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo enables us to do this.
“For that reason, we don’t need to compare ourselves with others. We should simply live in a way that is true to ourselves, based on faith in the Gohonzon.
“Please advance in good health and with clear goals, while cultivating positive, harmonious relations with those around you. By conducting yourself in this way, you will naturally become the kind of person others admire, are drawn to, and want to get to know. The Mystic Law enables you to utilise your potential to the fullest. When that happens, you can go anywhere and face anything with a sense of confidence and ease. You’ll be able to do what you need to do, unswayed by immediate events and circumstances, and lead a life of deep satisfaction, without regrets. That is the mark of a true victor in life.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9095, The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Part 1: Happiness, Chap. 4: Transforming Suffering into Joy—Part 3 [of 3], 4.6 Both Suffering and Joy Are a Part of Life, from the September 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 25th Sep., 2014
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–WAGATOMO NI OKURU–
SEIKYO WA KIBO NO TETSURI O
CHIIKI NI SHAKAI NI HASSHIN!
TOTOKI SHIMBUNCHO O HAJIME
KAKUDAI NI JINRYOKU SURU
DOSHI NO MINASAMA NI SAIKEIREI!
— KYO NO GOSHO —
“TSUKI WA NISHI YORI HIGASHI NI MUKAERI GASSHI NO BUPPO NO HIGASHI E NAGARUBEKI SO NARI HIWA HIGASHI YORI IZU NIHON NO BUPPO NO GASSHI E KAERU BEKI ZUISO NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu page 588)