Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 010915 SGI-UK/Japan

A translation of President Ikeda’s “To My Friends”
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.Friday, Jan 9th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
A “youth”
is someone who continues to grow and develop.
A “youth”
is someone who constantly challenges themselves.
From today onwards,
let’s advance with a truly youthful spirit!Friday, Jan 9th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Therefore, those who become Nichiren’s disciples and lay believers should realise the profound karmic relationship they share with him and spread the Lotus Sutra as he does. Being known as a votary of the Lotus Sutra is a bitter, yet unavoidable, destiny.”

(Letter to Jakunichi-bō
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, page 994)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, Jan 9th, 2015

Saturday, Jan 10th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Prof. Kim Chong-suh of Seoul National University, former president of the Korean Association for Religious Studies, has said that the criterion for determining a religion’s merits is not the length of its history. Rather, he asserts, it is the particular religion’s effectiveness in truly helping those who are suffering. The SGI has reached out and helped many overcome their sufferings, which is why it continues to grow, he concludes [1]

“With unshakable faith and compassion, you, our SGI members, are chanting for the happiness of others and actively engaging in value-creating dialogue. You are striving as good citizens to promote social flourishing and world peace. This makes you the treasures of your communities and of global society.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9166, SGI President Ikeda’s New Year’s Message for 2015, Spreading Our Hope-Filled Philosophy throughout the World, from the January 2015 issue of the SGI Graphic, translation released 5th Jan, 2015

[1] From an article in the Seikyo Shimbun, June 10, 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–
“SEINEN ” TOWA
SEICHO SHITSUZUKERU HITO DA.
CHOSEN SHITSUZUKERU HITO DA.
KYO YORI ASU E
WAKAWAKASHII KOKORO DE SUSUME!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“KAKARU MONONO DESHI DANNA TO NARAN HITOBITO WA SHUKUEN FUKASHI TO OMOTE ONAJIKU HOKEKYO O HIROMU BEKINARI HOKEKYO NO GYOJA TO IWARENURU KOTO HAYA FUSHO NARI MANUKAREGAKAKI MI NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 903)

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