Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 011115 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Sunday, Jan 11th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
All who devote themselves to achieving kosen-rufu
are without any doubt Bodhisattvas of the Earth.
At the moment we awaken to our noble missions,
nothing can stand in our way
and, at the same time,
a great indestructible life force emerges from within!

Sunday, Jan 11th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Strengthen your faith day by day and month after month. Should you slacken in your resolve even a bit, devils will take advantage.”

(On Persecutions Befalling the Sage
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, page 997)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, Jan 11th, 2015

Monday, Jan 12th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Even if our parents do not practise Nichiren Buddhism, the benefit that we receive as practitioners of the Mystic Law will also become their benefit. We are alive today thanks to our parents. They gave birth to us. As such, our attainment of Buddhahood leads to their  attainment of Buddhahood.

“The past doesn’t matter; it’s the present that counts. Our ancestors’ actions are not decisive; it is our actions that determine the future. All it takes is one awakened individual to shine like the sun and illuminate all of his or her family members and relations with the light of the Mystic Law.

“The Daishonin notes that, without obtaining Buddhahood oneself, it would be difficult to help even one’s parents attain Buddhahood, much less help other people to do so (cf. WND-1, 819). Let us take this insight deeply to heart.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9165, The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Part 1: Happiness, Chapter 6: Facing the All-Important Questions of Life and Death—Part 2 [of 2], 6.8 Our Own Attainment of Buddhahood Enables the Deceased to Attain Buddhahood, from the December 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 28th 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–
KOFU NI IKINUKU DOSHI WA
MINA GA JIYU NO BOSATSU NARI!
WAGA SHIMEI O JIKAKU SURU TOKI
NANIMONO NIMO MAKENAI
DAISEIMEIRYOKU GA MYOKUDO SURU!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“TSUKIZUKI HIBINI TSUYORI TAMAE SUKOSHIMO TAYUMU KOKORO ARABA MA TAYORI O UBESHI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1190)

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