Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 111514 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Friday, Nov 7th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Our discussion meetings,
where each and every one of us equally plays an important role.
are the driving force for the advancement of kosen-rufu.
Together with both our newly joined members and guests,
let’s have conversations full of hope.
Let’s all make a great new start with a fresh resolve!

Friday, Nov 7th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“This life is like a dream. One cannot be sure that one will live until tomorrow. However wretched a beggar you might become, never disgrace the Lotus Sutra.”

(A Warning against Begrudging One’s Fief- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, page 824) Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, November 7th, 2014

Saturday, Nov 8th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“For a rainbow to shine in the sky, we also need the sun.

“Encouraging a disciple who was facing difficulties, Nichiren Daishonin writes: “Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, no matter what happens” (WND-1, 681).

“By chanting daimoku, we can create the most positive value from everything in our lives, including our strengths and weaknesses, joys and sorrows, and pleasures and sufferings. Those who chant daimoku, irrespective of their situations, make the sun rise steadily in the sky of their hearts and are able to produce a rainbow of victory.”

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–
MINA GA SHUYAKU NO ZADANKAI KOSO
KOFU ZENSHIN NO GENDORYOKU!
SHIN NYUKAISHA YA YUJIN TO TOMONI
KIBO KAGAYAKU KATARAI O!
KETSUI ARATANI SHUPPATSU DA!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“ISSHO WA YUME NO UE  ASU O GOSEZU IKANARU KOTSUJIKI NIWA NARUTOMO HOKEKYO NI KIZU O TSUKE TAMAUBEKARAZU”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1163)

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