Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 112814 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Friday Nov 28th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Kosen-rufu is a movement that is
promoted by the power of our voices
and the words we say.
The Daishonin teaches,
“The voice carries out the work of the Buddha.”*
By encouraging others with our strong confidence
and speaking out for the sake of truth and justice,
let’s send hope into society!

Friday Nov 28th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“When an evil ruler in consort with priests of erroneous teachings tries to destroy the correct teaching and do away with a man of wisdom, those with the heart of a lion king are sure to attain Buddhahood.”

(Letter from Sado 
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol 1, Page 302)
Selection source: “Kyo no hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, 
November 28th, 2014

Saturday Nov 29th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Nichiren Daishonin writes: ‘If one lights a fire for others, one will brighten one’s own way’ (WND-2, 1060).

“When you do something to bring joy to others, your own heart is filled with joy…. 

“As SGI members, we make the effort to reach out to others, even as we struggle with our own problems. Sometimes, people may not understand our sincerity and speak ill of us. But we don’t let that get us down. We continue to chant even more daimoku, become even more cheerful, and take action so that everyone can become happy. This is the way SGI members live.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9127, Rainbow of Hope—Great Figures of the World, [2] Florence Nightingale, the Pioneer of Modern Nursing: Giving Joy to Others Brings Joy to Oneself, from 1st May, 2014, issue of Boys and Girls Hope News, the Soka Gakkai monthly newspaper for the boys and girls division  translation released 28th 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–
KOSENRUFU WA GENRONSEN!
“KOE BUTSUJI O NASU” DA.
KAKUSHIN NO HAGEMASHI TO
SHINJITSU NO SAKEBI DE
SHAKAI NI KIBO O OKURE!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“AKUO NO SHOHO O YABURUNI JAHO NO SORAGA KATODO O NASHITE CHISHA O USHINAWAN TOKIWA SHISHIO NO GOTOKUNARU KOKORO O MOTERU MONO KANARAZU HOTOKE NI NARUBESHI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 957)
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