Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 122114 SGI-UK/Japan

* Just to let you know that there is a Japanese national press holiday on Monday so there will be no “To My Friends” tomorrow, BUT we will continue with everything else! 
 
A translation of President Ikeda’s “Words of the Week” 
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.

Dec. 21st – 28th, 2014
— WORDS OF THE WEEK —
Exchanging season’s greetings 
really can open peoples’ hearts 
and make an excellent start to the new year.
Let’s cherish our neighbours!
Let’s cherish our long kept friendships!
And let’s enlarge, more and more, 
the circles of trust around us!

Sunday, Dec. 21st, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“There is no true happiness for human beings other than chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo..”

(Happiness in This World  – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.I, page 681) Selection Source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, December 21st, 2013

Monday, Dec. 22nd, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Challenging situations give us the opportunity to make our lives shine. The deeper the darkness, the brighter the light.”
 
SGI Newsletter No. 9157, The New Human Revolution––Vol. 27: Chap. 1, Young Shoots 39, translation released Dec. 19th, 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–
NENMATSU NENSHI NO AISATSU GA
KOKORO O HIRAKI ICHINEN O HIRAKU.
KINRIN O TAISETSU NI!
KYUYU O TAISETSU NI!
SHINRAI NO EN O IKUE NIMO.

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“ISSAI SHUJO NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO TO TONAURU YORI HOKANO YURAKU NAKI NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1143)
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