Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 012415 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Saturday, Jan 24th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s wholeheartedly support
our young people who are trying to
engage in dialogue with their friends.
Each one of them has enormous capabilities and talents
with unique missions to fulfil for kosen-rufu.
It is through our warm and caring encouragement,
as their seniors in faith,
that they can gain the strength to break through
whatever walls are in front of them!

Saturday, Jan 24th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Nichiren’s disciples cannot accomplish anything if they are cowardly.”

(The Teaching, Practice, and Proof- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Vol.1, page 481) Selection source: The New Human Revolution, Seikyo Shimbun, January 24th, 2015

Sunday, Jan 25th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“’You will follow the path of the dragon king’s daughter and become a model for women attaining Buddhahood in the evil latter age’ (WND-1, 502). And he exclaims: ‘Could there ever be a more wonderful story than your own [that will be recounted by future generations]?’ (WND-1, 499). The story of an individual’s experience becomes an example for kosen-rufu far into the distant future. Those who stand up based on the Mystic Law are all emissaries of the Buddha, sent by the Buddha to carry out the Buddha’s work. From another perspective, they are the Bodhisattvas of the Earth from time without beginning.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9176, Learning from The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory, [62] “The One-eyed Turtle and the Floating Log”, Buddhist Dialogue Leads to Inner Transformation for Ourselves and Others. From the April 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 16th 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–
TAIWA NI IDOMU SEINEN O
ZENRYOKU DE O-EN SHIYO!
MINAGA SHIMEI NO DAIJINZAI.
SEMPAI NO HAGEMASHI GA
KABE O YABURU CHIKARA TO NARU!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“NICHIREN GA DESHIRA WA OKUBYO NITEWA KANAU BEKARAZU”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1282)

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