Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 111914 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
The deciding factor in favour of us being victorious is “speed!”
My most trusted and respect-worthy leaders:
Please take bold and courageous action with lightening speed,
inspiring everyone with your outstanding leadership
that shines throughout the annals of history!

Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“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. How could this be anything other than the boundless joy of the Law? Strengthen your power of faith more than ever.”

(Happiness in This World- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 681)
Selection source: Teachings of Buddhism, Seikyo Shimbun, November 19th, 2014

Thursday, Nov 20th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Earnestly seeking the Buddhist teachings is a cause that implants great good fortune in our lives.

“In terms of our Buddhist practice, we not only elevate our own state of life, but also illuminate those around us with the wisdom of Buddhism.

“Wisdom is a wellspring of hope. Seeking spirit is a driving force for victory.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9119, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory, [61] “Letter to the Sage Nichimyo”, Winning in Life through Striving for Kosen-rufu with an Unflagging Seeking Spirit in Faith, from the March 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 17th 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–
“SPEED” KOSO
SHORI O KESSURU CHIKARA!
HOMARE NO “LEADER” YO
JINZOKU, KAKAN NA KODO DE
REKISHI NI KAGAYAKU MESHIKI O!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“KU OBA KU TO SATORI RAKU OBA RAKU TO HIRAKI KURAKU TOMONI OMOI
AWASETE NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO TO UCHITONAE ISASETAMAE KORE ANI JIJU
HORAKU NI ARAZUYA IYOIYO GOJONO SHINRIKI OITASHITAMAE”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1143)
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