Scobie John/ Buddhist Food for Thought 111114 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
When it comes to tackling our shortcomings,
let’s attack them boldly and tenaciously!
It’s when we shatter these walls that hold us back
that we can experience true growth.
Let’s always live a life of continuous improvement!

Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“(When the bodhisattva Never Disparaging makes his bow of obeisance to the four kinds of believers, the Buddha nature inherent in the four kinds of believers of overbearing arrogance is bowing in obeisance to the bodhisattva Never Disparaging.) It is like the situation when one faces a mirror and makes a bow of obeisance: the image in the mirror likewise makes a bow of obeisance to oneself.”

The Two Kinds of Faith – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 899
Selection source: Teachings of Buddhism, Seikyo Shimbun, October 28th, 2014

Wednesday, Nov 12th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“With whomever I meet, I always put my whole life into that encounter, thinking that I may never have the chance to meet that person again.

“Our earnest care and concern is what truly touches others’ hearts. Our sincere wish for their happiness rouses their spirits.

“Showing utmost care and consideration for each person’s situation is extremely important. It should be our main focus. The SGI has developed to the extent that it has because we have steadfastly adhered to this spirit.

“Earnest prayers and sincere actions inspire others and advance our movement for worldwide kosen-rufu.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9114, Advancing Worldwide Kosen-rufu through One-on-One Interactions, from the February 2014 issue of the Daibyaku-renge, 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

–WAGATOMO NI OKURU–
NIGATE NA KOTO NI
KAKAN NI IDOMIYUKE!
KABE O YABUTTE KOSO
SHIN NO SEICHO GA ARU.
KOJO NO JINSEI O AYUME!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“(FUKYO BOSATSU NO SHISHU O RAIHAI SUREBA JOMAN NO SHISHU SHOGU NO
BUSSHO MATA FUKYO BOSATSU O RAIHAI SURU NARI) KAGAMI NI MUKATTE RAIHAI
O NASU TOKI UKABERU KAGE MATA WARE O RAIHAI SURU NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 769)

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