Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 102714 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Oct 27th-Nov 2nd, 2014
— WORDS OF THE WEEK —
We practice a faith that enables us
to overcome any and all obstacles.
The Mystic Law is the absolute law (of the universe).
With such unyielding conviction,
let’s chant daimoku until we overcome 
the challenges that confront us now.
All of our struggles to overcome our present hardships
will definitely transform into priceless assets in our lives.
(sgiquarterly.org)

(sgiquarterly.org)



Monday, Oct 27th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“When the people all chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, the wind will no longer buffet the branches, and the rain will no longer break the clods of soil. The world will become as it was in the ages of Fu Hsi and Shen Nung. In their present existence the people will be freed from misfortune and disasters and learn the art of living long.”

(On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings- 

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, Page 392) 
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, Oct 27th, 2014



Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-

“As a youth, I wrote in my diary: ‘What is religious revolution? The straight road to human happiness. What are the means to win religious revolution? Carrying out the supreme philosophy myself. Grasping and mastering the basis myself.’ This was my conviction.”
 
SGI Newsletter No.9111, The Song of Human Victory, Sriving in the “Two Ways of Practice and Study.”  From 23rd Sep. 2014 issue of the Seikyo Shinbun, translation released 24th Oct., 2014

[1] Daisaku Ikeda, A Youthful Diary: One Man’s Journey from the Beginning of Faith to Worldwide Leadership for Peace (Santa Monica, California: World Tribune Press, 2000), p. 12.

* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun’s web-site address at http://www.seikyoonline.jp/news/index.html
(featurepics.com)

(featurepics.com)



–KONSHU NO KOTOBA–
NAN O NORIKOERU SHINJIN DA.
MYOHO WA ZETTAI NARI TONO
DAIKAKUSHIN DE INORIKIRE!
IMA NO ROKU GA KANARAZUYA
SEIMEI NO ZAIHO TO NARU.

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“BAMMIN ICHIDO NI NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO TO TONAE TATEMATSURABA FUKU KAZE EDA O NARASAZU AME TSUCHIKURE O KUDAKAZU YOWA GINO NO YOTO NARITE KONJO NIWA FUSHO NO SAINAN O HARAI CHOSEI NO JUTSU O E”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 502)

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