Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 011415 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
To all who are taking examinations,
we wish you all the very best.
Those who challenge themselves till the very end
are the ones who are adorned with eternally shining youth.
We are all chanting for you
to be able to reveal your full potential and abilities.

Wednesday, Jan 14th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“The votary of the Lotus Sutra is like the fire and the kālakula, while his persecutions are like the logs and the wind.”
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, Jan 14th, 2015

Thursday, Jan 15th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“’With regard to the Lotus Sutra, when one’s hand takes it up, that hand immediately attains Buddhahood, and when one’s mouth chants it, that mouth is itself a Buddha.’

From “Wu-lung and I-lung”
(WND-1, 1099).

“All SGI members who chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and dedicate their lives to the realisation of kosen-rufu are most certainly Buddhas. The benefit we gain through exerting ourselves for the sake of the Law and the happiness of others nobly adorns our lives, just as we are.

“You, the members of the Many Treasures Group, are proudly sharing your experiences in faith and stories of the history of our movement for kosen-rufu with your friends and fellow members, especially the youth, as well as with your children and grandchildren. That in itself is the most eloquent testimony to your magnificent victory in life as dedicated practitioners of the Mystic Law.

“I deeply pray that you will enjoy even greater longevity and good health.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9168, Living the Gosho: (42) Appreciation to the Members of the Many Treasures Group, from 25th Dec., 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun translation released 6th Jan., 2015

* 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–
JUKENSEI YO, GANBARE!
SAIGO MADE IDOMIYUKU HITO NI
SEISHUN NO EIKO WA KAGAYAKU.
JITSURYOKU O DASHIKIRERU YO
MINA GA INOTTE IRU!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
HOKEKYO NO GYOJA WA HI TO GURA TO NO GOTOSHI TAKIGI TO KAZE TO WA
DAINAN NO GOTOSHI, HOKEKYO NO GYOJA WA KUON CHOJU NO NYORAI NARI
(Gosho Zenshu, pg 1136)

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