Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 102314 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Thursday, Oct 23rd, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Only when we ourselves experience hardships,
can we truly empathise with others’ sufferings.
It’s only then that we appreciate the greatness of our practice.
The hardest circumstances are, in fact,
the greatest opportunities to elevate and expand our state of life!

 

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Thursday, Oct 23rd, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“So, when you come of age and take faith in Buddhism, you must first of all think of paying the debt you owe to your father and mother. Mount Sumeru is paltry in comparison to the towering debt you owe your father; the great ocean is shallow compared to the profoundness of the debt you owe your mother. You must bear in mind these debts you owe to your father and mother.”

Gosho: The Four Virtues and the Four Debts of Gratitude, WND-11, Page 637
Selection source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shimbun, Oct 23rd, 2014

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Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“A person’s true measure is revealed at a crucial moment. Even when we practise Nichiren Buddhism, we will face difficulties of various kinds. Or rather, precisely because we are practising it correctly, we will encounter obstacles. Those who maintain steadfast faith in the Gohonzon at such times and forge ahead with an invincible spirit are certain to triumph in the end. Faith is another name for courage. The Daishonin teaches us to live our lives as courageous people of unwavering faith.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9102, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory [60] “The Difficulty of Sustaining Faith,” Once we make it through the tunnel…, from the February 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, 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–
MIZUKARA GA KURO SHITE KOSO
TOMO NO NAYAMI NI YORISOERU.
SHINJIN NO IDAISA GA WAKARU.
TAIHEN NA TOKI GA KYOGAI O
HIROGERU SAIDAI NO KOKI DA!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“HITO TO NARITE BUKKYO O SHINZUREBA MAZU KONO KONO CHICHI TO HAHA TO
NO ON O HOZU BESHI, CHICHI NO ON NO TAKAKI KOTO, SHUMISEN, NAO
HIKISHI, HAHA NO ON NO FUKAKI KOTO TAIKAI KAETTE ASASHI, AIKAMAETE
FUBO NO ON O HOZU BESHI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1527)

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