Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 092914 (SGI-UK/Japan)

A translation of President Ikeda’s “Words of the Week” 
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.

Sep 29th-Oct 5th, 2014
— WORDS OF THE WEEK —
When we chant for the happiness of our friends,
our life condition is elevated to the Buddha’s.
Let’s unceasingly share this ultimate unsurpassed Law of Life ,
without even sparing our voices!*
Let’s open up the palace of our own lives 
and help others to do the same.

*”Nichiren alone, without sparing his voice, now chants Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.” – “On Repaying Debts of Gratitude”, WND-I, page 736
**”This passage describes how one becomes aware of the Buddha vehicle 
within oneself and enters the palace of oneself. Chanting 
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is what is meant by entering the palace of oneself.” – The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 209
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Monday, Sep 29th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“A teacher is someone who teaches his disciples things that they did not previously know.”

(The Opening of the Eyes – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol 1, page 249) Selection source: “Suntetsu”, Seikyo Shimbun, Sept 29th, 2014
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Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ——

“There is no point in feeling anxious or lamenting each time the harsh winds of adversity blow. If we have a powerful determination to change everything that happens into a strong ‘tailwind,’ we can surely open the way forwards.
            
“We of the SGI have been able to create a history of tremendous development based on faith that is focused on the present and the future—namely, always looking from the present moment onward and moving forwards, ever forwards.
            
“Without hardships, there is no true Buddhist practice. Without struggle, there is no genuine happiness. And that would not be real life. There would be no attainment of Buddhahood, either. When we practise the Daishonin’s Buddhism with this understanding, we will never reach an impasse.”
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 Daibyaku-renge, translation released 25th Sep., 2014

* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun’s
web-site address at http://www.seikyoonline.jp/news/index.html
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–KONSHU NO KOTOBA–
TOMO NO KOFUKU O NEGAU INORI WA
HOTOKE TO ONAJI KYOGAI NARI.
KOE MO OSHIMAZU
SAIGOKU NO HORI O KATARE!
SEIMEI NO KYUDEN O TOMODOMO NI.

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“HITO NO SHI TO MOSUWA DESHI NO SHIRANU KOTO O OSHIETARU GA SHI NITEWA SORONARI”
(Gosho Zenshu page 208)

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