Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 110314 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Nov. 3rd to 9th, 2014
— WORDS OF THE WEEK —
Let’s express our utmost respect and appreciation
to all of those members who are contributing to
the peace of their local community and the prosperity of society.
Buddhism is all about our behaviour as human beings.*
Cheerfully and with sincerity,
let’s expand our circles of trust and friendship!

*”The purpose of the appearance in this world of Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, lies in his behaviour as a human being.” –  “The Three Kinds of Treasure” – WND-I, page 852

Monday, Nov 3rd, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“… who chants the daimoku, is the Thus Come One’s emissary. Also, one who perseveres through great persecutions and embraces the sutra from beginning to end is the Thus Come One’s emissary.”

(The Farther the Source, the Longer the Stream  -The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, Page 942)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, Nov 3rd, 2014

Tuesday, Nov 4th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“The power of words derives from the human heart. The mind, the heart, is what lies beneath the words themselves and gives them life. Nichiren Daishonin observes: ‘Words echo the thoughts of the mind and find expression through the voice’ (WND-2, 843). The same words can have very different degrees of power, too, depending on the depth of the hearts of those who speak them.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9114, Advancing Worldwide Kosen-rufu through One-on-One Interactions, from the February 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 30th Oct., 2014.

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

–KONSHU NO KOTOBA–
CHIIKI NO TAME SHAKAI NO TAME
KOKEN SURU HOYU NI SAIKEIREI!
BUPPO WA “HITO NO FURUMAI” DA.
SEIJITSU NI KAIKATSU NI
YUJO TO SHINRAI O HIROGEYO!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“DAIMOKU O TONAURU HITO NYORAI NO TSUKAI NARI SHICHUJU SUTEZU SHITE DAINAN O TOSU HITO NYORAI NO TSUKAI NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1181)

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