Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 121514 SGI-UK/Japan

A translation of President Ikeda’s “Words of the Week” 
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.

December 15th – 21st, 2014
— WORDS OF THE WEEK —
Hurrah for the great noble victory (for the cause of kosen-rufu)!
I would like to express my deepest respect and appreciation
to all of you for your hard work and selfless dedication.
This is a new era for us 
where the “people” play the leading role.
In leaps and bounds,
let’s now all get ready to start a new year!

Komeito, the coalition partner in the present Japanese government, won 35 seats in Sunday’s House of Representatives election this last weekend, an increase of 13%. Komeito was originally founded by the Soka Gakkai in 1964 that later separated into an independent entity, with Soka Gakkai providing only electoral support. The Komeito is committed to protecting human rights, including freedom of religion, and protects the interests of non-union labour and people who work in small and medium-sized companies. [KOMEITO English website: http://www.komei.or.jp/en/index.html]

Monday, December 15th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“When great evil occurs, great good follows.”

(Great Evil and Great Good- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, page 1119)  
Selection source: The New Human Revolution, Seikyo Shimbun, December 15th, 2014

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“To live is to create your own history. To write a wonderful history, it’s important to courageously challenge every problem. Great people are those who have challenged themselves in this way.”
SGI Newsletter No. 9138, The New Human Revolution––Vol. 27: Chap. 1, Young Shoots 30, Translation released 10th Dec., 2014 

* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun’s
web-site address at http://www.seikyoonline.jp/news/index.html

–KONSHU NO KOTOBA–
TOTOI TOTOI DAISHORI, BANZAI!
HITORI HITORI NO IDAINA KENTO NI
KOKORO KARA SAIKEIREI–.
MINSHU GA SHUYAKU NO SHIN JIDAI DA.
YAKUSHIN NO SEIMEI DE SHINNEN O!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“DAIAKU OKOREBA DAIZEN KITARU”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1300)
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