Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 100514 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Sunday, Oct 5th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
From our very own district,
let’s help to raise and foster more and more new capable people.
Let’s start everything by chanting determined daimoku!
Then all the walls that seem to block our way
can definitely be broken down.
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Sunday, Oct 5th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Abutsu-bō is therefore the treasure tower itself, and the treasure
tower is Abutsu-bō himself. No other knowledge is purposeful.”

(On the Treasure Tower – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol 1,
page 299) Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, Oct 5th,

2014


Monday, Oct 6th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-

“Mrs. Parks, a pivotal figure in the American civil rights movement, once wrote to a young girl, a future leader: ‘You can help keep hope alive by believing in yourself. Your hope for yourself and for the future can make this world a better place to live.’[1]
            
“Even though you may come up against an obstacle and feel trapped, if you expand your dreams to embrace the world, hope will well forth. And as long as you have hope, the path towards achieving your dreams will remain open.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9098, Spread Your Wings toward the Future, [1] The Highway in Los Angeles, from 1st April, 2014, issue of the Mirai [Future] Journal, translation released 2nd Oct., 2014

[1] Rosa Parks, with Gregory J. Reed, Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue with Today’s Youth (New York: Lee and Low Books, Inc., 1996), p. 32.
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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 —
WAGA CHIKU KARA
ATARASHIKI JINZAI O!
KATSUJO SHITA INORI KARA
SUBETE O HAJIMEYO!
KABE WA KANARAZU YABURERU.

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“ABUTSUBO SANAGARA HOTO HOTO SANAGARA ABUTSUBO KOREYORI HOKANO SAIKAKU
MUYAKU NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 13
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