Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 122514 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Thursday, Dec 25th, 2014
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Our efforts in sharing this Buddhism with others
leads to the heightening and development of our life condition.
May the training groups of the new 
Dedicated Soka Group and Gajokai members,*
challenge to do their very best in this area!
Right now, is the moment for us to make great strides forwards.

* Gajokai – YMD group that is chiefly responsible for protecting SGI centres.

Thursday, Dec 25th, 2014
— DAILY GOSHO —
“The first shi of the word shishi, or ‘lion’ [which means ‘teacher’], is the Wonderful Law that is passed on by the teacher.  The second shi [which means ‘child’] is the Wonderful Law as it is received by the disciples. The ‘roar’ is the sound of the teacher and the disciples chanting in unison.”

(Ongi kuden – Gosho Zenshu, page 748, 
The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 111)
Selection Source: 
“Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, Dec 24th, 2014

Friday, Dec 26th, 2014
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“To never let hardships beat you, to keep trying even harder when you come up against an obstacle and overcoming it—this courageous spirit is what makes a rainbow of hope shine in your heart.”
 
SGI Newsletter No. 9160, Rainbow of Hope—Great Figures of the World, [3] Yukichi Fukuzawa, Founder of Keio University: Study Hard — Those Who Study Are Truly Great, from 1st June, 2014, issue of Boys and Girls Hope News, the Soka Gakkai monthly newspaper for the boys and girls division  translation released 22nd Dec. 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–
GUKYO E NO CHOSEN NO NAKA DE
WAGA KYOGAI WA HIRAKARERU.
SOKAHAN, GAJOKAI NO
DAIGAKKOSEI YO GANBARE!
IMA KOSO YAKUSHIN NO TOKI DA.

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“SHI TOWA SHISHO SAZUKURU TOKORONO MYOHO SHI TOWA DESHI UKURU TOKORONO
MYOHO KU TOWA SHITEI TOMONI TONAURU TOKORONO ONJO NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 748)
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