Scobie John /Buddhist Food for Thought 101714 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
It often takes desperate struggles 
and arduous efforts to develop something
but only a moment to destroy it all. 
Be very careful not to become careless 
or overconfident at any time!
It’s through our selfless devotion to achieving kosen-rufu
that our Buddha wisdom and courage wells up.
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Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“This passage is saying that if in a single moment of life we exhaust the pains and trials of millions of kalpas, then instant after instant there will arise in us the three Buddha bodies with which we are eternally endowed. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is just such a ‘diligent’ practice.”

(The Essential Passage in Each of the Twenty-eight Chapters of the Lotus Sutra – The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 214)
Selection source: SGI-Germany member’s experience, Seikyo Shimbun, October 17th, 2014

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Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ——
“’Keep winning in every sphere! Buddhism means being victorious’—this lion’s roar of my mentor, second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda, resounds in my heart.
            
“Let’s win in all spheres! For the sake of kosen-rufu and for our own happiness!
            
“The group organisation represents the very front line of our movement. How do we create a truly exemplary group? When I was such a frontline leader in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward (in the early 1950s), the members and I made a promise to each other: ‘Let’s help each member establish a solid practice of gongyo.’
            
“Just as practitioners of traditional martial arts such as judo and kendo have their basic training, we in the SGI have the practice of gongyo as our basic training in faith so that we can lead happy lives. There may at first be little discernible difference on the surface between those who do gongyo sincerely and consistently each day and those who are lax in their practice of gongyo. But with the passing of time—three, five, seven years, and so on—obvious differences will definitely emerge. Gongyo and daimoku are the driving force for everything, including transforming our karma and doing our human revolution.
            
“The power of our inner determination is limitless. When we chant with the resolve, ‘I’m going to be the best I can!’ incredible power will well forth from within us.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9103, Opening a New Era of Kosen-rufu Together, (35) Daimoku Is the Source of Courage and Wisdom, from 28th Sep., 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translation released 10th Oct., 2014
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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–
KENSETSU WA SHITO.
HAKAI WA ISSHUN.
YUDAN YA MANSHIN O HAISE!
TATAKAI TSUZUKERU SEIMEI NI
HOTOKE NO CHIE TO YUKI GA WAKU!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“ICHINEN NI OKUGO NO SHINRO O TSUKUSEBA HONRAI MUSANO SANJIN NENNEN NI OKORU NARI IWAYURU NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO WA SHOJINGYO NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 790)

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