Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 110614 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Thursday, Nov 6th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Nichiren Buddhism is an insight 
into human nature and life philosophy
of encouragement and giving confidence!
Let’s widely share the Daishonin’s writings 
and use our own personal experiences
to help our friends develop an unwavering conviction that
“things will definitely go in the best possible direction”!

Thursday, Nov 6th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“The mind is like a skilled painter, who creates various forms made up of the five components. Thus of all the phenomena throughout the entire world, there is not a single one that is not created by the mind.”

(Gosho: Writings of Nichiren – Vol II, 
The Meaning of the Sacred Teachings of the Buddha’s Lifetime, page 44)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, November 6th, 2014

Friday, Nov 7th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Those who live true to their convictions have no regrets. You, who embrace the great teaching of Nichiren Buddhism, never have need for regret. Nichiren Buddhism teaches the principle of true cause — a philosophy of hope enabling us to constantly advance with the spirit that everything starts from this moment on.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9115, Spread Your Wings towards the Future, [2] Rainbow over New Delhi, from 1st May, 2014, issue of the Mirai [Future] Journal, translation released 4th Nov., 2014

* 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–
NICHIREN BUPPO WA
HAGEMASHI NO NINGENGAKU NARI!
GOSHO YA TAIKEN O TOSHI
[ZETTAI NI DAIJOBU] TO
SHINJIN NO KAKUSHIN O KATARI KIRE!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
KOKORO WA TAKUMI NARU ESHI NO GOTOKU SHUJU NO GO ON O TSUKURU ISSAI
SEKAI NO NAKA NI HO TOSHITE TUKURAZARU KOTO NASHI
(Gosho Zenshu, pg. 400)
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