Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 120214 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Tuesday, Dec 2nd, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
The path to a brand new age is opened
by none other than youth!
The world is looking expectantly at you to take the lead
with your youthful passion and energy.
Fearlessly and with independence stand up!

Tuesday, Dec 2nd, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —

“Since you now appear certain to attain Buddhahood, perhaps the heavenly devil and evil spirits are using illness to try to intimidate you. Life in this world is limited. Never be even the least bit afraid!”
– The Proof of the Lotus Sutra
The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol.(Tokyo: Soka Gakkai, 1999), p. 1109.
Selection Source: Discussion Meeting Gosho, Daibyaku Renge, December 2014

Wednesday, Dec 3rd, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“There is surely no nobler honour in life than winning the deep appreciation of others and having them tell you that your sincere prayers and warm encouragement helped them become happy beyond imagination.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9120, Appreciation for Those Making Noble Efforts Behind the Scenes, from the December 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 18th 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–
ATARASHI JIDAI O
HIRAKU NO WA SEINEN!
WAKAKI JONETSU TO CHIKARA O
SEKAI GA TAIBO SHITE IRU.
KANZEN TO HITORI TATE!

— KYO NO GOSHO —

SUDE NI HOTOKE NI・TEMMA GEDO GA YAMAI O INOCHI WA KAGIRI・SUKOSHI MO・ODORO KU KOTO NAKARE
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