A translation of President Ikeda’s “To My Friends”
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.
Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Nichiren Daishonin assures us: “What sickness can therefore be an obstacle?”*
The Mystic Law is the excellent medicine** of life.
So let’s chant daimoku like the roar of a lion,
and determine to destroy the devil of sickness in our lives!
* Gosho: (Reply to Kyō’ō – WND pg. 412) “Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like the roar of a lion. What sickness can therefore be an obstacle?” ** Gosho: Ongi kuden – Gosho Zenshu, page 720, The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 41, “There can be no question that through this act the truly excellent medicine of the Wonderful Law is being applied in order to cure the grave illness of darkness that afflicts all living beings.”
Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“It is said that, if a teacher has a good disciple, both will gain the fruit of Buddhahood, but if a teacher fosters a bad disciple, both will fall into hell.”
(Flowering and Bearing Grain, Vol. 1, page 909) Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, Sep 14th, 2014
Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —— “The power of one’s state of life is indeed wondrous. The power of one’s inner determination is limitless. In identical situations or circumstances, people can achieve completely different results and lead completely different lives depending upon their life state and their determination.
“Those who have a strong resolve to promote our movement for kosen-rufu will see clear blue skies of good fortune appearing rapidly in their lives, stretching ever further and further, as if the wind were sweeping away every dark cloud.”
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
–WAGATOMO NI OKURU–
SAWARI O NASU BEKI YA]
MYOHO WA SEIMEI NO DAIRYOYAKU.
SHODAI NO SHISHIKU DE
DANJITE BYOMA O UCHIYABURE!
— KYO NO GOSHO —
“YOKI DESHI O MOTSU TOKINBA SHITEI BUKKA NI ITARI ASHIKI DESHI O
TAKUWAINUREBA SHITEI JIGOKU NI OTSU TO IERI SHITEI SOI SEBA NANIGOTO
MO NASU BEKARAZU”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 900)