Scobie John /Buddhist Food for Thought 111414 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
The unity and solidarity of women
who have wisdom through practising this philosophy of life,
is the driving force for the development of peace.
With your compassionate words and confident voices,
please make your local community a flower garden
full of people’s happiness!

Friday, Nov 14th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“I wonder if you and I have not been pledged to each other as teacher and
disciple from countless kalpas in the past. You and I have been born 
together in this defiled age of the Latter Day of the Law, in the country of Japan in the southern continent of Jambudvīpa, and with the utmost reverence we chant with our mouths Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, the ultimate reason for which the Buddhas appear in the world; we 
believe in it in our hearts, embrace it with our bodies, and delight in 
it with our hands. Has all of this not come about solely because of some bond of karma we share from the past?”

(Reply to Sairen-bō – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 309)
Selection source: SGI President Ikeda’s guidance, Seikyo Shimbun, Nov 14th, 2014

Saturday, Nov 15th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“My mentor, second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda, once said: ‘When the links in a chain are solidly connected, they cannot be broken. It’s the same with human beings. When strongly committed people solidly join hands and unite, kosen-rufu will definitely advance. Please create such a united network of people.’”
SGI Newsletter No. 9117, First SGI Women’s Peace Conference, The Commitment and Unity of Women Will Open the Way to Peace, from 11th Nov., 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translation released 11th 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–
HEIWA KENSETSU NO GENDORYOKU WA
SEIMEI TETSUGAKU NO KENJA TARU
JOSEI NO “scrum”!
JIAI TO KAKUSHIN NO KOE DE
CHIIKI NI KOFUKU NO HANAZONO O!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“KAKO MURYOKO YORI KONOKATA SHITEI NO KEIYAKU ARISHIKA WARERA MAPPO JOKUSE NI OITE SHO O NAN-ENBUDAI DAIHIHONKOKU NI UKE KATAJIKENAKUMO SHOBUTSU SHUSSE NO HONKAIHARU NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO O KUCHI NI TONAE KOKORO NI SHINJI MINI TAMOCHI TENI MOTEASOBU KOTO KORE HITOENI KAKO NO SHUKUJU NARUKA”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1340)
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