Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 010214 SGI-UK/Japan

* It is now the New Year holiday season so there are two days of national press holidays here in Japan, meaning no Seikyo Shinbun and hence no “To My Friends!” But will that stop us? No way! On we go…

Friday, January 2nd, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“But it nevertheless retains the provisional aspect, and fails to reveal the eternal aspect, of the Buddha’s enlightenment. Thus the true doctrine of three thousand realms in a single moment of life remains unclear, and the attainment of Buddhahood by persons of the two vehicles is not properly affirmed.”

(The Opening of the Eyes – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 235)
Selection Source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shinbun, January 1st, 2015

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“We practise the Mystic Law, chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo ourselves and teaching others to do the same. As such, our lives are one with the life of Nichiren Daishonin.

“Chanting resonant daimoku enables us to overcome illness and lead long, healthy lives. It allows us to transform any karma into our mission and establish a state of boundless happiness that will endure forever.

“Let us show actual proof in the form of absolute victory, activating the protective forces of the universe and vanquishing even the most powerful enemies that seek to obstruct our practice.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9142, The Fearless Lion’s Roar of Daimoku, from the January edition of the Daibyaku Renge editorial, translation released 16th Dec., 2014

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

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“IMADA HOSSHAKU KEMPON SEZAREBA MAKOTO NO ICHINENSANZEN MO ARAWAREZU NIJOSABUTSU MO SADAMARAZU”
(Gosho Zenshu page 197)

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